Chestertown, MD, November 5, 2002 — Washington College's Goldstein Program in Public Affairs presents “THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN: WHAT DID THEY SAY? AN ANALYSIS OF THE NOVEMBER 2002 ELECTIONS,” a lecture by E. J. Dionne, Jr., Washington Post syndicated columnist and Senior Fellow with The Brookings Institution, Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Hynson Lounge. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Recognized by readers for his incisive analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of competing political philosophies, Dionne believes America is about to enter a new progressive era of reform in government and renewed civic activism. Dionne spent 14 years with the New York Times, reporting on state and local government, national politics, and from around the world, and was praised for his coverage of the Vatican. In 1990, Dionne joined The Washington Post to cover national politics. His best-selling book, Why Americans Hate Politics, was published in 1991 and won The Los Angeles Times book prize. He began his op-ed column for The Post in 1993, and it is now syndicated to more than 90 newspapers. He has been a regular commentator on politics on television and radio. His second book, They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era, was published in 1996. He is the editor of Community Works: The Revival of Civil Society in America (Brookings Press, 1998), and What's God Got to Do with the American Experiment (Brookings Press, 2000), co-edited with John DiIulio, Jr. He co-edited Bush v. Gore (Brookings Press, 2000) with William Kristol, and, most recently, Sacred Places, Civic Purposes: Should Government Help Faith-Based Charity? with Ming Hsu Chen (Brookings Press, 2001). In 1994-95, Dionne was a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and in May 1996, he joined the Brookings Institution as a senior fellow in the Governance Studies Program. His work at Brookings includes chairing, with Jean Bethke Elshtain of the University of Chicago, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife Mary and their three children.
This lecture 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.