Conservative author and journalist David Frum will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the auditorium of O’Shaughnessy Educational Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.
The program features Tom Crann, host of Minnesota Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” speaking with Frum on the topic: “America after the election: Can we get anything done?”
This is the second talk in Minnesota Public Radio’s 2012-13 Broadcast Journalist Series, which is co-sponsored by St. Thomas’ College of Arts and Sciences and its Communication and Journalism Department.
The talk is free, but reservations are required. Make them by going to this Minnesota Public Radio website.
Frum described himself as a conservative Republican in a column he wrote for Newsweek, where he is a contributing editor. He also contributes to The Daily Beast, CNN, National Public Radio, American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” Canada’s National Post and Italy’s Il Foglio.
A native of Toronto, he earned his bachelor’s and master’s in history at Yale University and a law degree at Harvard University. In 2001 and 2002 he served as a speechwriter for President George W. Bush. In 2005 he formed and led a group that opposed the nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2007 and 2008 he was a senior policy adviser to the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign.
Frum has written seven books, including the 2007 Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again. His first novel, Patriots, was published in April.
Minnesota Public Radio’s Broadcast Journalist Series, now in its 17th year, commissions renowned journalists for a 24-hour residency four times a year. They share insights on their craft and issues that affect the world.