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Journalist David Leonhardt to speak at Nov. 29 SMU Tate Lecture

November 23, 2016

DALLAS (SMU) – Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David Leonhardt will speak at the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series at SMU Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Leonhardt will be available to answer questions at the Student Forum at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom, 3140 Dyer St. The student forum enables high school students, SMU students, staff and faculty to discuss Leonhardt’s experience with him through a lively question-and-answer session before the evening lecture.

The lecture will begin at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Ln. Tickets are still available to purchase online or via phone at the Tate office number 214-768-8283.

A veteran of The New York Times since 1999, David Leonhardt joined the paper's op-ed staff in 2016. Previously, he was The Times' Washington bureau chief, a staff writer for its Sunday magazine and the founding editor of The Upshot, a Times site that uses graphics and data to engage readers.

In 2011, he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary on the U.S. economic crisis. The organization described his work as a “graceful penetration of America's complicated economic questions, from the federal budget deficit to health care reform.”

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