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Woodward, Kay to Keynote GlobCom Summit

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Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward and New York Times bestselling author and BBC correspondent Katty Kay will headline this year’s Emerson-Blanquerna Global Communication Summit on Friday, November 4, at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The eighth annual summit, with the theme “Building Bridges in Uncertain Times,” will feature conversations and panels with international academics and communication professionals in polling, politics, media, sports, diplomacy, business, health, government, NGOs, and more. 

Kay, U.S. special correspondent for BBC Studios, will kick off the summit with a breakfast keynote. Woodward, Washington Post associate editor and a bestselling author, legendary for his investigative work uncovering Watergate, among other stories, will close the conference.

In between, Emerson Polling will discuss the results of their recent project, Unlocking the Hispanic Vote. Other panels will include discussions of Asian American and Pacific Islander voters, the state of democracy in the U.S., the war in Ukraine, health communication, diplomacy through gaming, women-led change, and more.

Register to attend.

Prior to the event in Washington, a Pre-Summit will be held on Emerson’s Boston campus November 1-2, featuring panels, networking, a film screening, and an Emerson tradition: the Southwick Recital.

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