Pulitzer Prize Winner to Give Ashbrook Center Lecture

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Give Ashbrook Center Lecture

4/2/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Michael Ramirez, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and the senior editor and the editorial cartoonist for Investor’s Business Daily, will speak at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on April 18 at noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Ramirez will speak on the topic “Editorial Cartooning and the State of Journalism in a New World Order.”

Tickets for this luncheon/lecture event are $20 per person or a table of eight for $160. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Lisa Ormiston at (419) 289-5429 or lormiston@ashbrook.org or order online at www.ashbrook.org.

Ramirez combines an encyclopedic knowledge of the news with a captivating drawing style to create consistently outstanding cartoons.

“Editorial cartoons should be smart and substantive, provocative and informative. They should stir passions and deep emotions,” Ramirez said. “Editorial cartoons should be the catalyst for thought and frankly speaking, if you can make politicians think, that is an accomplishment itself.”

A regular contributor to USA Today and The Weekly Standard Magazine and a regular guest on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS Television, Ramirez’s work is seen world-wide with a distribution of over 450 newspapers and magazines through Creators Syndicate.

He has been on CNN, CNN International, Fox News Sunday, America Live with Megyn Kelly, Lou Dobbs Tonight on the Fox Business Network, BBC Television, and BBC Radio and is a highly acclaimed international speaker. His work is reprinted in such publications as The New York Times, the New York Post, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, and US News and World Report.

His cartoons also appear daily on the pages of Investor’s Business Daily at investors.com/cartoons

The Ashbrook Center is an independent center at Ashland University that restores and strengthens the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. The Center teaches students and teachers across our country what America is 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 (www.ashland.edu) 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. ###