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Roberts To Deliver Graduate Fellows Lecture
On Terrorism, Politics And The President

Date: April 30, 2002
By: Carey Hoffman
Phone: (513) 556-1825
Archive: General News

Nationally known commentator Steve Roberts will be coming to the University of Cincinnati on Tuesday, May 14 to speak about the political and diplomatic implications of President Bush's declaration of war on terrorism.

Roberts will deliver "Making Promises and Making Choices: President Bush's War on Terrorism" on Tuesday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 112 of Lindner Hall. The lecture is being sponsored by the Fellows of the Graduate School of the University of Cincinnati. It is free and open to the public.

Roberts will analyze how the Sept. 11 attacks altered President Bush's approach to his job and will discuss a series of questions that must yet be addressed: How will America pay for this war? How will we reconcile the need for Muslim allies with our commitment to Israel? Can we really rid the world of "evil-doers," or has the president over-promised? And finally, how will we define victory?

Roberts is a familiar voice on the national scene, currently serving as a commentator for ABC Radio and a guest host on National Public Radio. His career in journalism spans 35 years, including 25 with the "New York Times," where he served as White House and Congressional correspondent, as well as bureau chief for the paper's Los Angeles office. He also retains an affiliation with "U.S. News & World Report," where he held the title of senior writer for seven years. Since 1997, he has been the Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.

Roberts and his spouse, ABC journalist Cokie Roberts, write a syndicated newspaper column anchored in the "New York Daily News," and are contributing writers for "USA Weekend," a Sunday magazine that appears in 500 newspapers nationwide. In February of 2000, they published From This Day Forward, an account of their 34-year marriage, as well as other marriages in American history. The "New York Times" called the book "inspiring and instructive" and it spent seven weeks on the Times best-seller list.

On-campus cash parking for the lecture will be available in the CBA Garage and the Langsam Library Garage. For more information, contact Urmila Ghia, Chair of the Graduate Fellows Lecture Committee, at (513) 556-4612.

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