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Michael Gerson in conversation with Jim Fallows

Monday, August 14, 2017
02:00pm

Location Hall of Philosophy

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Michael Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in The Washington Post. He is the author of Heroic Conservatism (HarperOne, 2007) and co-author of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (Moody, 2010). He appears regularly on the “PBS NewsHour,” “Face the Nation,” and other programs. Gerson serves as senior adviser at One, a bipartisan organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases. Until 2006 Gerson was a top aide to President George W. Bush as assistant to the president for policy and strategic planning. Prior to that appointment, he served in the White House as deputy assistant to the president and director of presidential speechwriting, and assistant to the president for speechwriting and policy adviser.


A national correspondent for The Atlantic, James Fallows is co-creator, with his wife Deborah, of the publication’s American Futures project.  Through that project in partnership with Marketplace, the Fallowses travel the country reporting on the people, organizations, and ideas re-shaping the country. They have just completed a book based on their travels ready for publication in 2017.

James Fallows has written for The Atlantic since the late 1970s, living and reporting in Seattle, Berkeley, Austin, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and Beijing.  He is currently based in Washington, DC.   In addition to working for The Atlantic, Fallows spent two years as chief White House speechwriter for Jimmy Carter and two years as the editor of US News & World Report.  He has won the National Magazine Award and the American Book Award among other recognitions, and a N.Y. Emmy award for the documentary series “Doing Business in China.”  

Founding chairman of the New America Foundation and a frequent public-radio commentator, James Fallows has written 11 other books, including National Defense, Breaking the NewsBlind Into Baghdad, and two books based from China, Postcards From Tomorrow Square and China Airborne

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