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Date and Location

April 19, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
L-166 Iop Conference Room



​Please join us for a Pizza & Politics on Wednesday, April 19 at 1 PM ET featuring Tara Setmayer, IOP Resident Fellow Spring 2020, senior advisor at The Lincoln Project and Resident Scholar at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.

Ms. Setmayer is a former CNN political commentator, contributor to ABC News and former GOP Communications Director on Capitol Hill. She's appeared on ABC's The View, ABC's Good Morning America, and on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. On January 9, 2020, Setmayer was named as a Harvard Institute of Politics Spring 2020 Resident Fellow. Also in January 2020, she joined The Lincoln Project as a senior advisor and hosts the live show "The Breakdown" along side co-founder Rick Wilson, on the organization's streaming channel, LPTV.

​Setmayer currently serves as a University of Virginia, Center for Politics, Resident Scholar for the 2021-22 academic year. In collaboration with the Center for Politics, she narrated the Emmy nominated 3-part documentary, Dismantling Democracy which aired nationally on PBS stations in September 2020 and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

After spending 27 years with the Republican Party, Setmayer publicly left the GOP in November 2020 after Donald Trump refused to concede the election to Joe Biden after losing the electoral vote. She now identifies as a conservative independent.

This event will take place in the Institute of Politics, at the Harvard Kennedy School in Littauer 166. Pizza & salad will be served!

Speakers and Presenters

​Tara Setmayer