Publisher, editor Kristol next speaker in series on journalism
William Kristol, editor and publisher of the Weekly Standard, will present "Liberal Democracy vs. the 'Mass Media' " at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Social Sciences 122.
The lecture is being presented as part of the yearlong John M. Olin Center lecture series, "The Place of Journalism in Democratic Life." Previous speakers have included journalists Thomas Friedman, Linda Greenhouse, Clarence Page and, most recently, Noel Malcolm.
Before founding the Weekly Standard in 1995, Kristol was active in Republican politics. He was chairman of the Project for the Republican Future from 1993 to 1995 and served as chief of staff for Education Secretary William Bennett from 1985 to 1989 and chief of staff for Vice President Dan Quayle from 1989 to 1993.
Kristol received his A.B. in 1973 and his Ph.D. in 1979, both from Harvard. He was a member of the political science faculty at the University of Pennsylvania from 1978 to 1983, when he joined the faculty of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
For more information about the lecture series, call the Olin Center at 702-3423.