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Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy

Tuesday, September 15

Stan Collender

Author of “Capital Gains and Games” blog on; vice president of Qorvis Associates

Tuesday, October 6

Alan Gomez

USA Today immigration reporter

Thursday, November 19

Ken Walsh

U.S. News and World Report White House correspondent; author of “Celebrity in Chief”

Thursday, January 21

Sandy Johnson

President of the National Press Foundation

Thursday, February 11

Dan Fagin

Author of 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction book “Toms River”

Thursday, March 17

Doyle McManus

Los Angeles Times correspondent; commentator for PBS and NPR

Lecture Details

All lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium located at 14 Granada Street. Lectures are free and open to the public.

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    Allan Sloan

    Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015

    Allan Sloan

    Senior editor-at-large, Fortune Magazine
    Topic: Don't be Snowed by Big Numbers and Fine Print
    Bio: Allan Sloan is a senior editor-at-large at FORTUNE, where he writes a column on business andfinance. The column also runs in the Business section of the Washington Post.

    Sloan was previously Newsweek's Wall Street editor. Before his 12-year stint at Newsweek, he was a columnist at Newsday and also held positions at Forbes and Money, among other publications.

    Sloan is a seven-time winner of the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award, business journalism's highest honor. He has received Loeb awards in four different decades in four different categories for five different employers, one of which is FORTUNE. He has won numerous other awards and honors during his 40-year business-journalism career. In 2001 he received both the Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.??

    Sloan received a B.A. from Brooklyn College and an M.S. from Columbia Journalism School. A native of Brooklyn, he resides in New Jersey with his wife. They have threegrown children and two grandchildren.

    Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

    Evan Thomas

    Author, Journalist, former editor-at-large, Newsweek

    Evan Thomas

    Topic: Eisenhower: A Study in Presidential Leadership
    Bio: Evan Thomas is the former Editor-at-Large of Newsweek, having served as the magazine’s lead writer on major news stories and the author of many longer features, including Newsweek’s special behind-the-scenes issues on presidential elections, and more than a hundred cover stories.
    For ten years, 1986-1996, Thomas was Newsweek’s Washington bureau chief after serving as Assistant Managing Editor from 1991 to 2006.
    Thomas is the author of six books, all published by Simon & Schuster: “Sea of Thunder,” about the war in the Pacific (2006), a New York Times bestseller; “John Paul Jones,” a biography of the American revolutionary (2003), a New York Times bestseller; “Robert Kennedy: His Life” (2000); “The Very Best Men: The Early Years of the CIA” (1995); “The Man to See: The Life of Edward Bennett Williams” (1991); and “The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made” (with Walter Isaacson, 1986).
    In the fall of 2007 he began a five-year term at Princeton as Ferris Professor of Journalism and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of the Society of American Historians and a former trustee of the Thomas JeffersonCenter for the Protection of Free Expression.
    He is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Virginia Law School. He lives with his wife and two children in Washington, D.C.

    Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

    Paul Taylor

    Author and Executive Vice President for Special Projects for Pew Research Center

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    "The Next America"

    “The key factors driving demographic change in the early 21st century really are immigration, the aging of the baby boom generation, the increase in longevity, the decline in marriage and the rise of economic inequality,” says Taylor. “All of these changes have produced an American population in which young and old don't look, think or vote alike. And while generation gaps are nothing new, today's are unusually large, and potentially fraught.”

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    Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

    Jennifer Preston

    Reporter and editor, New York Times

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    “Reporting and Storytelling in the Age of Social Media”

    “A lot of journalists focus on using these tools to build their brands. That is important, of course,” says Preston. “But it is also important that we keep the focus on how we can use these tools for journalism.”

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    Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

    Healthcare Industry Professional Panel

    John Rother, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care, Joseph Gordy, President and CEO of Flagler Hospital, and Howard Gleckman, author of “Caring for Our Parents: Inspiring Stories of Families Seeking New Solutions to America’s Most Urgent Health Care Crisis.” 

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     “Obamacare: A Year Later"

    One year after the unveiling of President Barack Obama's highly controversial healthcare overhaul, industry professionals gathered to discuss the program.

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