2007
Newsweek editor Evan Thomas to address presidential leadership

Newsweek editor Evan Thomas to address presidential leadership
March 23, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

The Center for Civic Leadership and Public Service at Benedictine University will present author and Newsweek assistant managing editor Evan Thomas at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16 in School Hall Room 101 on the campus of Benedictine University. Thomas’ address is titled “Election 2008: Presidential Leadership in a Troubled World.” Thomas has been the assistant managing editor at Newsweek since 1991. He is a regular panelist on the syndicated public affairs talk show “Inside Washington,” and has appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CBS’ “Face the Nation,” CNN’s “Larry King Live” and PBS’s “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.” Thomas is the author of six books including a New York Times bestseller, “Robert Kennedy: His Life” (2000). His most recent work is “Ships in the Night: Four Naval Commanders and the Last Sea War.” The Center for Civic Leadership and Public Service was established by former Illinois Attorney General and Benedictine University Distinguished Fellow Jim Ryan and the Department of Political Science to shape a new generation of public leaders and responsible citizens.

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