Top Presidential speech writer Michael Gerson to speak at King’s
NEW YORK— Michael Gerson, a former policy advisor and top speech writer for President George W. Bush, will field questions from 25 students and faculty on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. Excerpts will be published in WORLD magazine.
Gerson served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Speechwriting from 2000 to 2002. He was promoted in 2002 to Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning and Assistant to the President for Speechwriting. He also served as Policy Advisor from 2002 to 2006.
Before working in the White House, Gerson was a senior policy advisor with the Heritage Foundation, a speechwriter for Senator Bob Dole during the 1996 presidential campaign, the policy director for Senator Dan Coats, and a senior political editor for U.S. News and World Report. In 2005, he was named one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America by Time, joining the ranks of Rick Warren, Jay Sekulow, and Billy Graham.
While working for President Bush, Gerson became known as the “moral compass” of the administration, and has been called the most influential presidential speechwriter since the Kennedy administration’s Ted Sorenson.
Currently, Gerson is a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, a regular contributor to Newsweek, and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. In his recently published book, Heroic Conservatism, Gerson argues for renewed idealism and compassion in domestic and foreign policy.
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