In Search of the Center

In Search of the Center

In Search of the Center

In a political climate charged with fierce partisanship and negative rhetoric, Democratic strategist and former Clinton White House counsel Lanny Davis and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele discuss strategies for bridging the red-blue divide. Motivated by a desire for bipartisanship and civility, Davis and Steele founded Purple Nation Solutions, a D.C.-based government affairs, legal crisis management, and strategic communications firm.


This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.

Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Hammer Forum is made possible, in part, by Bronya and Andrew Galef.
Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.