The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with Mike Murphy, nationally acclaimed political strategist, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Mike Murphy is one of America's most successful political strategists. Called a "media master" by Fortune magazine, Murphy has handled media and strategy for more than 26 successful gubernatorial and senatorial campaigns, including Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and Arnold Schwarzenegger. A nationally known political analyst, he is a regular contributor to TIME magazine and frequently appears on Meet the Press and NPR. On Twitter, where he has over 17,138 followers, Murphy describes himself as "Semi-defrocked senior GOP Political Consultant... Meet the Press Analyst... Hollywood Writer/Producer... TIME magazine Columnist."

Known for his wit and wisdom in cutting to the essence of an issue, Murphy tweeted the following comments during the September 21st Republican debate:

"Healthcare word cloud. Romney thought bubble: oh crap."

"Perry thought bubble; Where's my coyote gun..."

"Note to Dave Carney [Perry strategist]. This was supposed to be the comeback debate. Does the Perry campaign even try debate prep?"

"When Ron gets worked up like this, i keep expecting his head to suddenly turn around 360 degrees"

"It's over. My view: Yawn. No big change in race. But Perry is now bleeding from three weak debates. Mitt had another god [sic] night. Cain too."

Murphy studied Russian and International Relations while attending Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and was a fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics. He was a founding partner of the Washington based public policy management firm, DC Navigators, and is currently a principal at Revolution Agency, an award-winning public affairs and political consulting firm in Washington, DC. Besides his political consulting, Murphy has also advised leading corporate and public affairs clients, including Home Depot, the New York Jets, the Miami Heat, the U.S. Travel Association and the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.





As space is limited for this event, RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Belfer Center Directors' Lunches are strictly off-the-record. By indicating your desire to attend the Lunch, you agree that you will comply with the Belfer Center's strict policy against recording or disclosing the contents of the lunch. Your access is conditioned on your compliance with these restrictions. Should you violate these rules, the Center will pursue all available legal options and you will be excluded from all future events.