Pulitzer Winning Writer to Visit C of O

thumb_61b1826a171ce50Pulitzer Prize winning writer Charles Krauthammer will visit College of the Ozarks this fall to present a student convocation on foreign and domestic issues.

Krauthammer has written a syndicated column for The Washington Post since 1985, and earned a Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1987. His latest book, Things That Matter, spent 26 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

The convocation is scheduled for 7 p.m. October 15th in the Keeter Gymnasium, and is free and open to the public. Tickets will be disseminated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Individuals interested in attending may request tickets by going to the College’s website, www.cofo.edu, and filling out a request form.

About Krauthammer (News Release from C of O):

Krauthammer is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard. He is also a contributor to FOX News, appearing nightly on FOX’s evening news program, “Special Report with Bret Baier.”

Der Spiegel calls him “the leading voice of America’s conservative intellectuals.” New York Times columnist David Brooks says that today “he’s the most important conservative columnist.”

Born in New York Cityand raised in Montreal, Krauthammer was educated at McGill University (B.A. 1970), Oxford University (Commonwealth Scholar in Politics) and Harvard (M.D. 1975). While serving as a resident and then chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, he published scientific papers, including the discovery of a form of bipolar disease, that continue to be cited in the psychiatric literature.

In 1978, he quit medical practice, came toWashingtonto help direct planning in psychiatric research in the Carter administration, and began contributing articles to The New Republic. In 1980, he served as a speechwriter to Vice President Walter Mondale. He joined The New Republic as a writer and editor in 1981. His New Republic writings won the 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism, the highest award in magazine journalism.

From 2001 to 2006, he served on the President’s Council on Bioethics. He is president of The Krauthammer Foundation and chairman of Pro Musica Hebraica, an organization dedicated to the recovery and performance of lost, classical Jewish music. He is also a member of the Chess Journalists of America.

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