Note to Reporters: For press credentials for the lecture, contact Kayla Green at (970) 491-7099 or Kayla.Green@colostate.edu by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Photographs and video recording, without audio, will be allowed for the first three minutes of the lecture. No audio recording will be permitted.
Tickets for this year’s Colorado State University Monfort Lecture featuring George F. Will, Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist, are now available online at csutix.com. Beginning Jan. 22, tickets will also be available at the Lory Student Center Box Office in person or by phone at (970) 491-4849. Tickets are free but required for entry, and limited quantities are available.
Will’s lecture, “The Political Argument Today,” set for 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Moby Arena, comes just 10 days after the presidential inauguration. The doors to Moby Arena will open at 5:30 p.m., and the lecture will be followed by a moderated question-and-answer session.
Will’s lecture is supported by the Monfort Family Foundation as part of the Monfort Lecture Series at Colorado State. This is the 10th anniversary of the Monfort Excellence Fund.
In 1977, Will won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in his Washington Post newspaper columns, which have been syndicated nationally since 1974. Eight collections of Will’s Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being “One Man’s America.” Will published “Men At Work: The Craft of Baseball” in 1990, which topped The New York Times best-seller list for two months. “Bunts: Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose and Other Reflections on Baseball,” Will’s best-selling collection of writings about baseball, was also published by Scribner. Will was a member of Major League Baseball’s Blue Ribbon Panel, examining baseball economics.
He also became a founding panel member on ABC television’s “This Week” in 1981.
Will was born in Champaign, Ill., and earned his doctorate at Princeton University. He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University, the University of Toronto and Harvard University. Will also served as a staff member in the United States Senate from 1970 to 1972.
The Monfort Lecture Series has featured such prominent speakers as Madeleine Albright, first female U.S. Secretary of State; Condoleezza Rice, 66th secretary of state; United Nations Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall, DBE; former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev; Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu; and the late Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.