February 2018

Florida Atlantic University’s 2018 Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency presents “Covering the Presidency in the Modern Media Age” with Pulitzer Prize-winner Eugene Robinson. Robinson is associate editor and columnist of The Washington Post and a regular contributor to MSNBC and NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The lecture will take place on FAU’s Boca Raton campus and on the Jupiter campus also. The Boca Raton lecture is on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.in the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, FAU Student Union, 777 Glades Road. Tickets for this lecture are $35 and can be purchased by calling 800-564-9539, at www.fauevents.com, or at the Box Office in FAU’s Student Union. FAU students are free and faculty and staff rates are also available at the box office. The Jupiter lecture will take place on Friday, Feb. 23 at noon in the auditorium of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU. Tickets for this event are $45 for members and $55 for non-members. For more information, call 561-799-8547.

Robinson relies on the wide-ranging experience of a life that took him from childhood in the segregated south to the heights of American journalism. His remarkable storytelling ability has won him wide-acclaim, most notably as the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for his commentary on the 2008 presidential race that resulted in the election of America's first African-American president.

In his three decades at The Washington Post, Robinson has been a city hall reporter, city editor, foreign correspondent in Buenos Aires and London, foreign editor, as well as an assistant managing editor in charge of the paper’s award-winning Style section.  He has covered a heavyweight championship fight, witnessed riots in Philadelphia and a murder trial in the deepest Amazon, and sat with presidents and dictators, and the Queen of England.

In 2010, Robinson was elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board.  He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the NABJ Hall of Fame.  His books include “Last Dance in Havana: The Final Days of Fidel and the Start of the New Cuban Revolution,” an examination of contemporary Cuba; and “Disintegration,” a look at the disintegration of the black community into four distinct sectors, and the implication for policies such as school reform, urban renewal and affirmative action. 

Since its founding in 2007, the Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium has previously welcomed former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, journalists/authors Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, and historian David McCullough as speakers. For more information about the Larkin Symposium, visit www.fau.edu/larkin.


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