Ana Navarro presents - Are You Being Heard: Political Participation and the First Amendment

Ana Navarro

by P. Burks | Friday, Sep 20, 2019

Florida Atlantic University presents Republican Strategist and Political Commentator Ana Navarro with “Are You Being Heard: Political Participation and the First Amendment.” The lecture and a panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Osher Lifelong Learning Auditorium on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. Tickets are $35 and FAU students, faculty, staff and alumni are free with ID at or by calling 561-297-6124. Osher Lifelong Learning students can purchase tickets at

Navarro is a Nicaraguan-born American Republican strategist and political commentator for various news outlets, including “CNN,” “CNN en Español,” “ABC News,” “Telemundo,” and “The View.” She is a graduate of the University of Miami. In 1993, she obtained her BA in Latin American studies and political science. She obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1997. Navarro served as the national Hispanic co-chair for Governor 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 also served on Governor Jeb Bush’s transition team in 1998 and was his first director of immigration policy in the Executive Office of the Governor.

Navarro’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Political Strategist Patrick Rosenstiel, FAU Political Science Professor Kevin Wagner and FAU Communications Professor Ilene Prusher. Rosenstiel is a lifelong Republican who helped re-align Congress in the 1990s, spear-headed the California school voucher initiative in 2000 and worked with Progress for America to enact President George W. Bush’s domestic policy agenda. Rosenstiel consulted confirmation efforts for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts.  Rosenstiel voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and intends to support the President again in 2020. He is a full throated proponent of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and is senior advisor to

The lecture and panel discussion are part of FAU’s Constitution Day Celebration and are sponsored by FAU’s Departments of Political Science and School of Communication and Multimedia Studies; FAU’s Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, the FAU Diversity Platform and the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County. For more information, visit