Political commentator coming to Whitworth

By Tracy Simmons

Three weeks before Americans vote in the 2012 presidential election, Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist George F. Will will share his insights into the election and the country’s political landscape at Whitworth University‘s annual President’s Leadership Breakfast.


“George Will’s appearance will provide up-to-the-minute commentary on the upcoming general election, and I’m sure people will appreciate his thoughtful and experienced perspectives,” said Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor.

The signature Leadership Breakfast series brings  speakers who represent a broad range of voices, perspectives and ideas to Spokane. According to a press release, Whitworth faculty and staff are confident that Christian worldviews and the ideas of Christian thinkers are sharpened by rigorous and open intellectual inquiry and by engagement with the broadest spectrum of thought.

“This confidence motivates Whitworth to lead the way in inviting speakers to Spokane who can help our community engage in critical and careful thinking, civil discourse and effective action,” the release read.

Will is a widely read columnist, known mostly for his conservative commentary. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974, and it appears twice weekly in roughly 400 newspapers in the U.S. and Europe.

The breakfast is sponsored by U.S. Bank and will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 16 at the Spokane Convention Center. Tickets go on sale this spring. For information call at (509) 777-4250.


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