Karl Rove And Howard Dean To Debate Current Events At CU-Boulder

Karl Rove and Howard Dean will take the stage at The University of Colorado at Boulder on Feb. 15 to debate current events at Macky Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The debate will be moderated by CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano.

Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman, and Rove, former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff for George W. Bush, will discuss such topics as education and health care reform.

The event is sponsored by CU's student-run Distinguished Speakers Board. In past years the board has brought such speakers as Madeleine Albright, Thomas Friedman, Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan and B.B. King to CU's campus.

In a press release the chair of the board said:

"As a student group funded through the University of Colorado Student Union, we specifically chose Howard Dean and Karl Rove to address timely issues important to CU students such as health care and education reform," said Juliet Kroll, chair of the Distinguished Speakers Board. "This is our first event with two speakers, and we are excited to provide insight from both sides of the political spectrum to encourage discussion and debate, which is central to a university environment."

After the debate Rove and Dean will take questions from randomly selected e-mail suggestions. Questions can be sent to

Tickets to the event are only $1 for CU students and $15 for the public. Tickets can be purchased at or any Denver-area King Soopers and City Market stores.

Check out a clip from a similar event at DePauw University: