Chestertown, MD, October 30, 2002 — Washington College's Harwood Lecture Series presents “Carville in the Crossfire,” an open, panel discussion of today's biggest political issues featuring political strategist, author, and CNN CROSSFIRE co-host James Carville squaring off with Washington College faculty and students on the left and on the right side of the political spectrum. Moderated by John Harwood, Washington editor of the Wall Street Journal, the panel discussion will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at 5 p.m. in the Tawes Theatre, Gibson Performing Arts Center. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Called the Ragin' Cajun with a punchy attitude and a spitfire tongue hotter than Tabasco, Carville is America's best-known political consultant and Democratic Party pundit. Making his early reputation by turning underdog campaigns into victories, Carville came into national prominence in 1992 by guiding Bill Clinton to the Presidency and was honored as Campaign Manager of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants for his leadership of Clinton's “War Room” Little Rock campaign headquarters. After the Clinton victory, Carville began to focus on other projects, including foreign campaign consulting, writing, and public speaking. With his wife Mary Matalin, an Assistant to President Bush and Counselor to Vice-President Cheney, he co-wrote the bestselling All's Fair: Love, War, and Running for President.
Carville's next books—We're Right, They're Wrong: A Handbook for Spirited Progressives; And the Horse He Rode In On: The People vs. Kenneth Starr—became bestsellers as well. Suck Up, Buck Up…and Come Back When You Foul Up, Carville's latest literary effort, co-written with CROSSFIRE co-host Paul Begala, details strategies for fighting and winning in business, politics, and life.
The Harwood Lecture Series in American Journalism is sponsored by the Richard Harwood Endowment Fund, established to honor the distinguished career of the late Washington Post columnist and ombudsman Richard Harwood, who served as both a trustee of and a lecturer in journalism at the College.