Convocation to Feature NPR’s Juan Williams

January 29, 2009

OGDEN, Utah – Juan Williams, one of America’s leading journalists and former host of National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation,” will speak at two events Feb. 4 in conjunction with Weber State University’s observance of Black History Month.

Williams’ presentation, “The Changing Faces of Politics,” will examine how evolving cultures and demographics are changing American politics. This presentation will be held at noon in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater on WSU’s Ogden campus.

At 7 p.m., WSU will host an “Open Forum with Juan Williams.” Following some opening remarks by Williams, the remainder of the time will be available for a question-and-answer session and discussion with the audience. The evening program also will be in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

During his campus visit, Williams is scheduled to speak to several classes throughout the day.
Williams’ presentation, part of WSU’s Convocation Lecture Series, is free to the public.

Before his time at NPR, Williams had a 21-year career at The Washington Post, where he served as an editorial writer, op-ed columnist and White House reporter. He has won an Emmy award for TV documentary writing and received particular recognition for a series entitled “Politics–The New Black Power.” Williams has also written for magazines ranging from Newsweek, Fortune and The Atlantic Monthly to Ebony, Gentlemen’s Quarterly and The New Republic. Williams serves as NPR's national political correspondent.

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Contact:
Bill Fruth, Shepherd Union Building director
801-626-7641 · bfruth@weber.edu
Author:
Jon McBride, office of Media Relations
801-626-6347 • jonathanmcbride@weber.edu

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