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Michael Gerson, former presidential policy adviser and speechwriter, to speak Feb. 25

Feb 25, 2009 (All day)
Audience: 
Open to the Public

Michael Gerson, the Roger Hertog senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and former presidential policy adviser and speechwriter, will present a public talk at the Woodrow Wilson School titled, "Global Health and Development: Prospects in a New Administration," at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

Gerson’s work focuses on issues of global health and development, religion and foreign policy, and the democracy agenda. He is the author of “Heroic Conservatism: Why Republicans Need to Embrace America's Ideals (And Why They Deserve to Fail If They Don't),” a columnist syndicated with the Washington Post Writers group and a contributor to Newsweek. He serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience and on USAID’s Advisory Committee and voluntary Foreign Aid.

Before joining CFR, Gerson was a tip aide to President George W. Bush as assistant to the president for policy and strategic planning (February 2006-June 2006). Prior to that appointment he served in the White House as deputy assistant to the president and director of presidential speechwriting (January 2001 to July 2002) and assistant to the president for speechwriting and policy advisor (July 2002 to February 2005). Gerson joined Bush’s presidential campaign in early 1999 as chief speechwriter and senior policy advisor.

He was previously senior editor covering politics at U.S. News and World Report. Gerson was a speechwriter and policy advisor for Jack Kemp and a speechwriter for Bob Dole during the 1996 presidential campaign. He also served Senator Dan Coats for Indiana as policy director.

Gerson is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois.

This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Graduate Career Services. It is free and open to the public.

 

02.25.2009
Michael Gerson, the Roger Hertog senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and former presidential policy adviser and speechwriter