Journalists Debate on First Tuesday
Two journalists representing opposite ends of the political spectrum – Washington Monthly Editor-in-Chief Paul Glastris and Weekly Standard staff writer Matthew Continetti – will be featured speakers at Occidental College’s First Tuesday Speaker Series, scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 in Johnson Hall, Room 200.
Billed as an event in which a liberal and conservative find common ground, Glastris and Continetti will discuss the Iraq war, immigration and civil liberties.
Prior to joining Washington Monthly, Glastris spent 10 years as a correspondent and editor at US News & World Report, where he conceived of and edited two end-of-the-year issues consisting of “solution-oriented” journalism. From 1998 until 2001, he was the special assistant and senior speechwriter for President Bill Clinton. Glastris wrote more than 200 speeches for the president on subjects ranging from education to health care to the budget.
Continetti graduated from Columbia University, where he wrote for the Columbia Spectator and CAMPUS, the magazine of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. His work led to a Collegiate Network internship at National Review, and a winning entry for ISI’s annual Campus Outrage Awards. In addition to the Weekly Standard, Continetti’s articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Doublethink.
The First Tuesday Speaker Series, sponsored by the Remsen Bird Fund, brings a dynamic speaker to Occidental on the first Tuesday of every month.