Oct. 23: Election 2012 - The American Political Landscape, A Conversation With Political Commentator Ray Suarez

Where: Maxey Auditorium

When: Tuesday, October 23, 5:00 PM


**NOTE: Event is unticketed. Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early. Click here to find Maxey Hall on a map of the Whitman College campus.

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This lecture is the second in a two-part political speaker series hosted by Whitman College called The U.S. Presidential Debate. New York Times Political Analyist David Brooks will speak Oct. 15.

Ray Suarez, an award-winning journalist and political commentator, offers a unique perspective on the upcoming election and controversial topics like immigration reform and the relationship between religion and politics in America.

A broadcast journalist with more than thirty years of experience in the news business, Suarez joined The NewsHour on PBS after hosting Talk of the Nation on NPR for six years. He also spent seven years covering local, national, and international stories for a TV news station in Chicago. Earlier in his career, Suarez was a Los Angeles correspondent for CNN, a producer for the ABC Radio Network in New York, a reporter for CBS Radio in Rome, and a reporter for various American and British news services in London. He currently hosts the monthly radio program America Abroad for Public Radio International and the weekly politics program Destination Casa Blanca for Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN TV). 

Suraez is the author most recently of a book examining the tightening relationship between religion and politics in America, The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America. He also wrote The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration (Free Press).

Moderated by Paul Apostolidis, Professor of Politics and Judge and Mrs. Timothy A. Paul Chair of Political Science. Q&A and booksigning to follow. Copies of Mr. Suarez's books will be available for purchase at the event and at the Whitman College Bookstore.

Sponsored by the Office of the President. Media sponsorship generously provided by Northwest Public Radio. Additional support provided by the Intercultural Center and the Whitman Events Board.

Gillian Frew
Media Relations Officer
Whitman College
(509) 527-4917