As part of Hofstra University’s Debate 2016 Signature Speaker series, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and The Weekly Standard senior writer Stephen Hayes will discuss “What Issues Will Decide the 2016 Presidential Election?” on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Eugene Robinson uses his twice-weekly column in the Washington Post to pick American society apart and then put it back together again in unexpected and revelatory new ways. He won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for his commentary on the 2008 presidential race between President Barack Obama and U.S. Senator John McCain. In his three decades at the Washington Post, Robinson has been city hall reporter, city editor, foreign correspondent in Buenos Aires and London, foreign editor and assistant managing editor in charge of the paper’s award-winning Style section. He has written books about race in Brazil and music in Cuba, covered a heavyweight championship fight, witnessed riots in Philadelphia and a murder trial in the deepest Amazon, and sat with presidents, dictators and the Queen of England. Robinson is also a regular contributor to MSNBC.
In addition to his responsibilities at The Weekly Standard, Stephen Hayes is a regular member of the “FOX News All-Stars” on the network’s signature news broadcast, “Special Report with Bret Baier.” Before joining FOX, Hayes was part of CNN’s “Best Political Team on Television,” which won a Peabody Award for its coverage of the 2008 elections. Hayes has written extensively about national politics, international affairs and the country’s current political leadership. He was the first to report that Mitt Romney was preparing to select Paul Ryan as his running-mate, and he broke a series of stories related to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: The Connection: How al Qaeda’s Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America and Cheney: The Untold Story of America’s Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President.
Robinson and Hayes’ presentation will be held at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. This event is free and open to the public with registration. For further information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.
Featured image: Eugene Robinson, left, and Stephen Hayes.