Up to the Minute Talk: A Republican Reflects on the 2016 Election: Ana Navarro, CNN Political Commentator and Republican Strategist
Location:Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public
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A lifelong Republican, Navarro was a prominent voice in this year’s presidential campaign, creating a stir as she took a strong stand against Republican nominee, now President-elect, Donald Trump.
Navarro served as the national co-chair of the Hispanic Advisory Council for the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona. She also served as national Hispanic co-chair for the 2012 presidential campaign of Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah. In 1998, Navarro was director of immigration policy in the Executive Office of the Governor for Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Florida.
Born in Nicaragua, Navarro was special advisor to the government of Nicaragua in 1997 and advocated for the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act. In 2001, she was Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was part of the effort to condemn the Cuban government for human rights violations.
In the private sector, Navarro has represented clients on issues related to immigration, trade and policy affecting Central America. She is a political contributor for CNN, CNN en Español, ABC News, Telemundo and The View.
Navarro is visiting the School as part of its Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Leadership Through Mentorship Program.