Photo courtesy of The Connecticut Forum

Setting aside party politics for the evening, The Connecticut Forum, will explore “The Presidency” this Saturday in a conversation with political insiders and historians.

The conversation will feature Elizabeth Edwards, political insider and wife of former Sen. John Edwards, Matthew Dowd, chief strategist for the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign, and Joseph Ellis, author of eight books including the Pulitzer Prize Winning “Founding Brothers.” 

While this may be one of Mrs. Edwards’ first public appearances since her husband’s affair was made public about five-weeks ago, the conversation Saturday will remain focused on “The Presidency.”

“We felt that it was very important to provide the opportunity for a different type of discussion, getting away from the Right-Left debates and talking heads that we have all been seeing for months now,” Katlyn Knox of the Connecticut Forum said in an emailed statement.

“We want to provide a place where the community can take a fresh and insightful look at the nation’s highest office, guided by historians and insiders who can share their perspective on where the presidency has been, and where it’s going,” she said.

The conversation will be moderated by Michel Martin of National Public Radio.

“The Presidency” will be held 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. Tickets are still available, but are going fast.

To buy tickets to the event please call 860-509-0909 or visit the online box office.