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Washington Post's Michael J. Gerson at BYU lecture Oct. 20

Michael J.  Gerson, a Washington Post columnist, will be speaking Wednesday, Oct. 20, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.

Gerson’s lecture is titled “The Moral and Strategic Imperative of Global Health and Development” and is part of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies lecture series. Admission is free.

A politics, global health, religion and development guru, Gerson writes a biweekly column for the Washington Post and contributes to the paper’s “PostPartisan” blog. He is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement’s Center on Faith and International Affairs and is also a Roger Hertog senior fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations.

In 2005, Gerson was ranked ninth in Time’s “The 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America.” He served as a policy adviser and chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush from 2000 to 2006 and was the senior editor covering politics at U.S. News & World Report. His book “Heroic Conservatism: Why Republicans Need to Embrace America's Ideals (And Why They Deserve to Fail if They Don't)” was published in 2007. Gerson received a degree in theology from Wheaton College.

The lecture will be archived at For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or For more information about the speaker, visit

Writer: Philip Volmar


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