Chestertown, MD, January 22, 2002 — The Goldstein Program in Public Affairs at Washington College presents “THE WAY THINGS GET DONE IN WASHINGTON: THE CHALLENGE TO GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS SINCE 9/11,” a lecture by writer and political commentator Jeffrey Birnbaum, Washington bureau chief for Fortune Magazine, on Thursday, February 7, 2001, at 7 p.m. in the College’s Hynson Lounge. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
As chief of Fortune’s Washington bureau, Birnbaum specializes in covering the intersection of government and business with an emphasis on the White House, lobbying and national politics. He joined Fortune in January 1997 after two years as a senior political correspondent for Time Magazine. Before joining Time in 1995, Birnbaum worked forThe Wall Street Journal for 16 years, in his later years as a White House correspondent. Now, as Fortune’s senior writer in DC, Birnbaum annually authors the magazine’s “Power 25” survey that assesses which interest groups have the most clout and influence in Washington. He is also the author of the recently published book The Money Men: The Real Story of Fund-raising's Influence on Political Power (Crown, 2000).
Birnbaum is a popular television pundit and regularly appears on Fox’s Special Report with Brit Hume, PBS’s Washington Week in Review, and CNN’s Business Day. He has also appeared on The Today Show, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Nightline, Fox News Sunday, NPR’s All Things Considered, and CNN’s Inside Politics and Crossfire.
The talk is sponsored by Washington College’s Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, established in honor of the late Louis L. Goldstein, a 1935 alumnus and Maryland’s longest serving elected official. The Goldstein Program sponsors lectures, symposia, visiting fellows, travel and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders in public policy and the media.