Pathways with a Ph.D.: George Will *68
George Will *68, Washington Post columnist and political commentator, will talk about his journey from a Princeton Ph.D. to award-winning journalist. A Q&A and reception will follow the event.
Bio: George F. Will's newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. Today it appears twice weekly in more than 475 newspapers. For 35 years he was a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine. In 1977 he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in his newspaper columns.
Altogether eight collections of Mr. Will's Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being One Man’s America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation (2008). Mr. Will has also published three books on political theory, Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does (1983), The New Season: A Spectator's Guide to the 1988 Election (1987) and Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and The Recovery of Deliberative Democracy (1992). He has published three books on baseball. In 1990, Mr. Will published Men At Work: The Craft of Baseball, which topped The New York Times bestseller list for two months. In 1998, Scribner published Bunts: Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose and Other Reflections on Baseball, a best-selling collection of new and previously published writings by Mr. Will on baseball.
In 2014, Mr. Will published A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred, a personal look at the hapless Chicago Cubs. In July 2000, Mr. Will was a member of Major League Baseball's Blue Ribbon Panel, examining baseball economics. For 32 years, beginning as a founding member in 1981, he was a panelist on ABC television’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” In 2013 he became a contributor to FOX News’ daytime and primetime programming. Mr. Will was born in Champaign, Illinois, educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Oxford University and Princeton University, where he earned his Ph.D and served as a trustee. He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University, the University of Toronto and Harvard University. Mr. Will served as a staff member in the United States Senate from 1970 to 1972. From 1973 through 1976, he was the Washington editor of National Review magazine.
Today, Mr. Will lives and works in the Washington, D.C., area.