Sept. 21 roundtable to grade President Obama

Reporters covering politics and the presidential election

WHAT: “The Obama Report Card,” a
political roundtable being hosted by the University of California, Berkeley,
School of Law (Berkeley Law).

Democratic and Republican pundits will debate the impact
of President Obama’s first four years in office at an event that is sure to
generate verbal fireworks. Roundtable panelists will grade the president’s
performance on issues including ‘Obamacare,’ the economy, education reform and
the war in Afghanistan.

Panelists on both sides of the aisle will also weigh the
impact of these issues on the presidential campaign as the election swings into
high gear.­­

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

WHERE: Herbst Theatre,
401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.

WHO: The
roundtable will be moderated by Christopher
, dean of Berkeley Law; former domestic policy adviser in former
President Jimmy Carter’s White House; special counsel to former President Bill Clinton
and leading member of the 2008 Obama transition team. Panelists will be:

, distinguished practitioner of law and public policy at UC
Berkeley, host of The War Room on Current TV and former Michigan governor

, Chancellor’s Professor of public policy at UC Berkeley and former
U.S. secretary of labor

, political strategist and former director of communications for
Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign

, former governor of California, Berkeley Law Class of ’62,
distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chairman of
Meg Whitman’s gubernatorial campaign.

DETAILS: Reporters
interested in covering the roundtable should RSVP to Susan Gluss, deputy
director of communications at Berkeley Law, The event
is free for journalists. General admission tickets are available online.
Tickets are $50 for adults and $35 for students.

The roundtable is co-sponsored by Current TV and is one
in a series of fundraising events to celebrate Berkeley Law’s centennial. The
School of Jurisprudence was founded 100 years ago with a goal of becoming one
of the best law schools in the country. Today, Berkeley Law is a top 10 school
with internationally renowned faculty, outstanding students and accomplished