Faith and Politics in the Age of Trump

March 26, 2018 | NH Institute of Politics

Eric Fehrnstrom and Peter Flaherty will discuss what many people carefully avoid: religion and politics. Join us for a stimulating conversation of good policy, good character, and the relevance of this combination in the context of 2018.

Eric Fehrnstrom has had a front row seat to Republican presidential politics for the past decade. After serving as communications director for Governor Mitt Romney from 2003-2007, Fehrnstrom was a senior advisor to Governor Romney on both his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. In between, he helped guide Senator Scott Brown's successful bid for the U.S. Senate in 2010.

Fehrnstrom started his career as a journalist at the Boston Herald, where he became State House bureau chief, and also worked in corporate communications as a senior vice president at Hill Holliday, a Boston advertising agency. He has appeared as a commentator on all the major network and cable television stations, and in the last election cycle was a contributing columnist to The Boston Globe on state and national politics.

Peter Flaherty is cofounder and Principal of Esplanade Strategies, a public affairs and political strategy consulting firm. He has advised on policy, strategy, and debate preparation for campaigns on the state, federal and national level, including races for governor, United States Congress, United States Senate and President of the United States. 

While serving as national deputy campaign manager for the 2008 presidential campaign of Governor Mitt Romney, and senior advisor for strategy for the 2012 Romney presidential campaign, he advised Governor Romney on a range of issues including debate preparation, speech preparation, bioethics, constitutional issues, and judicial nominations. He also served as Governor Romney’s national liaison to members of the faith community.

March 26, 2018 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NHIOP Auditorium