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Writer Peter Wehner presents lecture on the current election season at Whitworth University on Oct. 18

October 6, 2016
Whitworth University will welcome writer and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center Peter Wehner for a Speakers & Artists lecture, “Reflections on the Current Election Season.” The lecture will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Hixson Union Building’s multipurpose room. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-4424.

Wehner writes widely on political, cultural, religious and national-security issues, drawing on his own insights serving in the Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush administrations. Since leaving the White House in 2007, he has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Weekly Standard, Commentary, National Affairs, Christianity Today and Time magazine. In 2015 he was named a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. He has also appeared as a commentator on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and C-SPAN television, and he appears frequently on national talk radio programs.

Wehner co-authored two books, City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era and Wealth and Justice: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism. A native of Dallas, Texas, Wehner grew up in Richland, Wash., and is a graduate of the University of Washington.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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