Writer and commentator E.J. Dionne to speak on health care reform Oct. 26

Sep 23, 2010
Nationally known columnist, author and political commentator E.J. Dionne will visit Newman University to speak on health care reform at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 26. The event will take place in the Performance Hall, with overflow seating and a video feed in Jabara Flexible Theatre, both inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus. The appearance is hosted by The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies at Newman University.

Dionne is a Washington Post columnist on national policy and politics, whose twice-weekly column is syndicated to more than 100 newspapers across the nation. He is also a Georgetown University professor, The Brookings Institution senior fellow, and a regular commentator on National Public Radio, ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He is acclaimed for his keen insights into American politics and the shifting trends of public sentiment. He firmly believes that America is about to enter a new progressive era featuring government reform and renewed civic activism. His book, Why Americans Hate Politics, won the Los Angeles Times book prize and was a National Book Award nominee.

Tickets are $10 per person, and reservations are required. RSVP to [email protected] or visit nuHealthcareReform.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies at [email protected], or 316-942-4291, ext. 2798 or visit www.gerberinstitute.org.