WWS Calendar

David Frum, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Oct 18, 2017 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Location: 
Robertson Hall
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
David Frum, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

With his constant attacks on what he calls the “fake news media,” President Donald Trump’s words and actions have reinvigorated modern journalism. Prominent members of the media have taken up the torch to “speak truth to power,” including conservatives. The Atlantic’s David Frum has written that the president is “letting [Russian President] Putin off the hook for meddling in [U.S.] elections.”

Frum will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall’s Arthur Lewis Auditorium.*

Frum is a Canadian-American political commentator. He served as a special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002 and is author of a book on the Bush presidency, “The Right Man: An Inside Account of the Bush White House.”

After leaving the White House, Frum was a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. In addition to serving as senior editor for The Atlantic, he also is a CNN contributor. Frum also has penned nine books, the most recent being “Patriots: A Novel.”

Frum has been involved in multiple political groups, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Republican Jewish Coalition and Policy Exchange, a British think-tank. He was also vice chairman and associate fellow of the R Street Institute, an American conservative and libertarian think-tank, and, in 2007 and 2008, Frum was a senior policy adviser to the presidential campaign of Rudy Giuliani.

Frum is visiting the School as part of its Leadership through Mentorship Program.

* Formerly known as Dodds Auditorium