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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist Peggy Noonan to Present Public Lecture at SMU, March 27

Noted author and former Reagan speechwriter will discuss “Women and the Political Process”

Peggy NoonanPulitzer Prize-winning columnist and best-selling powerhouse author Peggy Noonan will present a public lecture, “An Evening of Perspective: Women and the Political Process” at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 in Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. A well-regarded fixture in American political journalism, and a former special assistant and speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, Noonan offers her unique commentary and views on the role and influence of women in the political process.

The winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, Noonan is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, where her weekly column, Declarations, has run since 2000. Her essays have also appeared in TIME Newsweek The Washington Post and other publications, and she provides frequent political commentary on television. She is also the author of nine books on American politics, history and culture, including the bestsellers What I Saw at the Revolution and When Character Was King. In addition, she is one of 10 historians and writers who contributed essays on the American presidency for the book Character Above All. In 2010 she was given the Award for Media Excellence by the living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. She has been a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics and has taught at Yale University. Before entering the Reagan White House, Noonan was a producer and writer at CBS News in New York, and an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University. A New York native, Noonan is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, N.J. She currently resides in New York City.

Tickets are $55 and must be purchased in advance at smu.edu/noonan. The lecture is presented by SMU Meadows School of the Arts’ Division of Journalism and SMU’s Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility. For more information, call the Meadows box office at 214.768.2787.

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