About the Event

The Council will host a discussion about political polarization, democratic participation, and foreign policy with the Forward Party. Christine Todd Whitman, former New Jersey State Governor, will moderate the panel of members of the Party.

“Formed in 2021, the Forward Party’s goal is to build a new home for independent voters who are sick of partisan fighting and want to elect leaders who will drive towards common sense solutions. The Forward Party is building from the ground up, starting with state and local races. There are over 500,000 elected positions in this country, and over 70% are uncontested. The Forward Party is going to bring more voices and better choices to these voters.” - Lindsey Williams Drath, Forward CEO


The World Affairs Council does not endorse the Forward Party or its candidates, and this event does not fundraise for, share information with, or support the candidates or representatives at this event.

About the Moderator

  • Christine Todd Whitman, Co-Chair and Co-Founder, Forward Party; Former New Jersey State Governor

About the Panelists

  • Seth Bluestein, Office of Philadelphia City Commissioner
  • Anthony H. Williams, State Senator
  • Lisa M. Boscola, State Senator

If you are a Supporting, Leadership Circle, or Corporate Member of the Council and would like to register other guests of your company, contact Stefanie Yeung at syeung@wacphila.org or 215-561-4700  ext. x221 to register for this event using your membership benefits. 

If you have questions about the event listed above or require assistance with the registration form, contact Corey Stubanas at cstubanas@wacphila.org or 215-561-4700 ext. 231.