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University of Denver booked for Democratic convention activities

With the Democratic National Convention coming to Denver this summer, DU is gearing up for participation in the Aug. 25–28 event.

The highlight of the week for DU will be a world issues symposium — co-sponsored by DU’s Korbel School of International Studies — held at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver Aug. 28. The daylong event will feature a luncheon keynote address by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and two roundtable discussions with politicians, ambassadors, journalists and DU international studies faculty.

Symposium attendance is by invitation only; the audience will include ambassadors to the U.S., international political leaders, U.S. political leaders and select members from the local business community, academia and the media.

On campus, the University will house 840 convention staffers in Centennial Halls and Centennial Towers Aug. 21–29.

The Phipps Mansion and the Cable Center are booked during the convention, with several organizations holding events there.

DU also will host some entertainment — “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” will broadcast from DU’s Newman Center during the convention. The news satire television program will tape in Byron Theatre Tuesday, Aug. 26, through Friday, Aug. 29, and will air nightly throughout that week. The show is sold out.

Beyond satire, PBS will host its long-running “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill” Aug. 22 at the Newman Center’s Gates Concert Hall. The show features a group of journalists participating in a roundtable discussion.

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