GOP strategist, political analyst Ana Navarro to talk at U-M

February 16, 2018


DATE: 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

EVENT: Ana Navarro, a well-known Republican strategist and political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español, will deliver a free, public talk at the University of Michigan.

Navarro most recently served as the national Hispanic co-chair for Gov. Jon Huntsman’s 2012 campaign and the national co-chair of John McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Council in 2008, where she was also the national surrogate for the McCain 2008 campaign.

She has played a role in several federal and state races in Florida and served on Gov. Jeb Bush’s transition team in 1998. She was his first director of immigration policy in the Executive Office of the Governor.

Navarro also served as ambassador to the United Nation’s Human Rights Commission; worked in the private sector, representing private and public clients on federal issues, particularly related to immigration, trade and policy affecting Central America; and was a special adviser to the government of Nicaragua and one of the primary advocates for NACARA (Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act).

Born in Nicaragua, she and her family immigrated to the U.S. in 1980 after the Sandinista revolution. A graduate of the University of Miami, she obtained her bachelor’s in Latin American studies and political science in 1993 and a Juris Doctorate in 1997.

PLACE: Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, 911 North University Ave., Ann Arbor

SPONSORS: Hosted by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and co-sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women, Wallace House, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Law School, Department of Political Science, and Office of the Provost.