Note to Reporters: For press credentials for the lecture and media opportunity, 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. A separate media opportunity is available from 1:30-1:45 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Lory Student Center.
George F. Will, Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist, will deliver this year’s Monfort Lecture at Colorado State University Jan. 31.
Will’s lecture, “The Political Argument Today,” begins at 7 p.m. at Moby Arena. The doors to Moby Arena will open at 5:30 p.m. A moderated question-and-answer session will follow.
Colorado State’s Monfort Lecture Series is supported by the Monfort Family Foundation. This is the 10th anniversary of the Monfort Excellence Fund.
In 1977, Will won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in his newspaper columns, which have been syndicated by the Washington Post since 1974. Eight collections of Will’s Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, including the most recent “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,” a best-selling collection of Will’s 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 at CSU has featured such prominent speakers as Madeleine Albright, first female U.S. Secretary of State; Condoleezza Rice, 66th secretary of the 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.