Press Release for Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Stein Lecture Features Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and commentator Charles Krauthammer will discuss “National Politics and International Affairs” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the University Center on the campus of the University of North Florida. This is the second lecture of the Jay and Deanie Stein Lecture Series. The inaugural lecture was in 2005 and featured broadcast journalist Dan Rather.

Named the most influential commentator in America by The Financial Times, Krauthammer is the winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and writes a syndicated column for The Washington Post, which appears in more than 175 newspapers worldwide. He also writes a monthly essay for TIME magazine, is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic and is a weekly panelist on “Inside Washington” as well as a contributor to “FOX News.”

During the 1980 presidential campaign, Krauthammer served as speechwriter to Vice President Walter Mondale. He later joined The New Republic as a writer and editor. His writings for this publication won the 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism, the highest award in magazine journalism.

He has received numerous awards, including the Mighty Pen Award from the Center for Security Policy and the First Amendment Award from the People for the American Way. In 2003, he was a recipient of the first annual Bradley Prize.

Tickets for this free lecture can be ordered online at Click on the Spring 2007 Lectures link.