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Forum on Government and Public Policy speaker to discuss global concerns

Jan 29, 2020

On Feb. 12 in the Lewis Auditorium on Flagler College’s campus, Richard Wike, of the Pew Research Center, will present as part of the Forum on Government and Public Policy series. The title of his lecture is “Five Reasons the World is Worried.” This event is free and open to the public.

Richard Wike headshot

As director of Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Research, Wike specializes in topics of international public opinion. He has written several Pew Research Center reports and gives talks and presentations to various audiences, including government, business groups and academic conferences.

Wike holds a doctorate in political science from Emory University. Before joining Pew Research Center, he served as a senior associate at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, where he provided strategic advice on political campaigns to international and corporate clients.

He has also written pieces for online and print publications, such as The Atlantic, The Guardian, Politico, CNN and BBC. Wike has been interviewed by American news organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, NBC and NPR, as well as international news organizations, such as The Financial Times, El País, Deutsche Welle and France 24.

For more than 30 years, the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited nationally-recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine to discuss issues of importance in regional, state and federal government. All Forums take place in Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m.

Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Phil Pownall at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice.

Call (904) 826-8617 or visit here for more information.

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