Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BPC to Host Events at White House Correspondents Dinner

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is teaming up with Capitol File to host two events at the White House Correspondents Dinner (WHCA), also known as the "nerd prom," on April 27.

Here is what BPC says about the events:
BPC will participate in the festivities by hosting a VIP “After Party” in partnership with Capitol File Magazine at the Carnegie Library. In celebration of bipartisanship, BPC will have its very own Bipartisan Lounge featuring a purple velvet rope, lively elephant and donkey d├ęcor, and “Bipartisan Spirits” of all kinds.
Leading up to the White House Correspondents Dinner, BPC and Capitol File will be co-hosting an intimate dinner featuring a discussion on “The Intersection of Hollywood and Washington” at SideCar at P.J. Clarke’s. Moderated by Atlantic Media Editorial Director Ron Brownstein with an introduction by BPC President Jason Grumet, the panel will feature ONE CEO Michael Elliott, House of Cards Executive Producer Beau Willimon, Chasing the Hill Executive Producer Brent Roske, and Heard on the Hill Entertainment Columnist Neda Semnani. The conversation will take a closer look at the effectiveness of political posturing by artists and athletes and their effect (if any) on public policy. How can talent use their voices to inform and involve the public along with entertaining them—and should they? And, how has politics been portrayed in film and TV, and what effect has that had on the public perception of policy initiatives?

Foreign Affairs, the magazine published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), will also be holding an event on Thursday (April 25).