3/12/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Pulitzer Prize winning commentator Charles Krauthammer will speak at Ashland University on May 3, 2013, as the keynote speaker for the 28th Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner.
Sponsored by the Ashbrook Center, the event has hosted many political leaders including Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Colin Powell, Margaret Thatcher and John Boehner.
The 7 p.m. dinner program will be held in Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center. This is an Ashbrook scholarship fundraising event and dinner tickets are $250 per person ($200 of the ticket price is tax deductible). A limited number of dinner and VIP reception tickets are available for $750 each. Tables of 10 are available in different price packages and include VIP reception tickets and program recognition.
More information and reservations for the event may be made online at www.ashbrook.org or by contacting Lisa M. Ormiston at the Ashbrook Center at (419) 289-5429 or toll-free at (877) 289-5411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and named by The Financial Times as the most influential commentator in America, Charles Krauthammer has been honored from every part of the political spectrum for his bold and original writing—from the famously liberal “People for the American Way,” which presented him its First Amendment Award, to the staunchly conservative Bradley Foundation, which awarded him its first $250,000 Bradley Prize.
Since 1985, Krauthammer has written a syndicated column for The Washington Post for which he won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. It is published weekly in more than 290 newspapers worldwide.
Krauthammer is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic, and a weekly panelist on Inside Washington. He also is a contributor to FOX News, appearing nightly on FOX’s evening news program, Special Report with Bret Baier.
For three decades, his influential writings have helped frame the very shape of American foreign policy. He coined and developed The Reagan Doctrine (TIME, April 1985), defined the structure of the post-Cold War world in The Unipolar Moment (Foreign Affairs, Winter 1990/1991) and outlined the principles of post-9/11 American foreign policy in his much-debated Irving Kristol Lecture, Democratic Realism (AEI Press, March 2004).
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough calls him “without a doubt, the most powerful force in American conservatism.” National Review featured him on its cover as “Obama’s critic-in-chief.” 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 City and 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 several 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 to Washington to 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.
The Ashbrook Center, an independent center at Ashland University, restores and strengthens the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. The Center teaches students and teachers across our country why America is exceptional and what America represents in the long history of the world. Ashbrook creates informed patriots.
Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###