Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

CNN anchor Jake Tapper

Democracy in Crisis: Views from the Press


Jake Tapper

Date & time

Nov 3, 2023, 4:00 pm EDT


Lydia Mendelssohn Theater
911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Join us for our Fall 2023 Democracy in Crisis event, a conversation with Jake Tapper, CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent, and Lynette Clemetson, Director of Wallace House Center for Journalists. Their wide-ranging discussion will cover the state of democracy and the role and responsibility of the press in a democratic society, as well as how Tapper’s experience of being an anchor and correspondent informs his craft of writing fiction. 

Tapper's newly released book, "All the Demons Are Here," will be available for purchase at the event. The author will stay for a short book signing after the program.

This event is presented by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy in partnership with the Wallace House Center for Journalists, and U-M Democracy & Debate. Co-sponsored by the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

Thank you to our media partners at Detroit Public Television (DPTV). 

How to attend

This is a non-ticketed event, and is free and open to the public. Registrations are not required but allow us to send you event updates and reminders. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

A livestream option will also be available on this webpage. 

About the speaker

CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper joined the network in January 2013. Tapper currently anchors a two-hour weekday program, The Lead with Jake Tapper, which debuted in March 2013. He has hosted CNN's Sunday morning show, State of the Union, since June 2015. In April 2021, he became the lead anchor for CNN for Washington, D.C. events.

About the series: Democracy in Crisis

In Spring 2022, the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Wallace House Center for Journalists, and Democracy & Debate launched the series “Democracy in Crisis: Views from the Press,” launched a series featuring award-winning journalists to share their insights into the forces threatening and protecting American democratic structures and systems. The series - which will continue into the 2023-24 academic year - also explores the current state of journalism and the role of the press in upholding democratic institutions.