Sweet: Forum on Government and Public Policy


Priscilla Proctor, Coordinator of College and Public Relations, reported to Historic City News that Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, will be the next speaker in the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy.

Sweet will speak October 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Flagler College Auditorium. Her topic will be “The Obama White House: A Status Report.”

Sweet is a columnist for PoliticsDaily.com and writes the Daily FLOTUS blog on First Lady Michelle Obama. She has reported extensively on President Obama following his U.S. Senate campaign, his Senate years and presidential bid. She now covers the Obama administration.

A Chicago native, Sweet graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

In the spring of 2004, Sweet was named a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government.

In 1990, Sweet was among the first journalists in the nation to analyze political ads for accuracy. In 1995, she broke the story on perks offered by the Clinton White House to major donors. In 2002, Sweet reported from the Middle East as violence between the Israelis and Palestinians was deepening. In 2006, Sweet reported on Obama’s Africa trip — including Obama’s visit to his father’s native Kenya. In July 2008, Sweet traveled with Obama’s presidential campaign to Jordan, Israel, Germany, France and England.

Sweet is a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, FOX News and other broadcast outlets.

Other speakers for the 2009-2010 season include:
Nov. 9 – Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief, USA Today and Carl Leubsdorf, Columnist, Dallas Morning News
Jan. 21 – Terence Hunt, Political Reporter, Associated Press
Feb. 4 – Robert Rankin, Government & Politics Editor, McClatchy Newspapers
March 23 – Jim Toedtman, Editor, AARP Bulletin
April 6 – Bill Raspberry, Former Columnist, The Washington Post

All forums take place in the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada St., at 7:00 p.m. Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language interpreters are provided.

Call (904) 819-6400 for more information.

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