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Divided We Fall
December 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DIVIDED WE FALL: RESTORING THE COMMONWEAL
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
7:00PM – TALK
Free for members; $15 for guests
The nation is now no less divided than it was before November 8, 2016. Each side sees the other as un-American aliens. We share a land but not a commonweal. It took decades to reach this turbulent impasse and there is no overnight solution. There is, however, a way to begin.
Hodding Carter III, a Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School graduate, has been deeply involved in public life and public affairs journalism since he went home to Mississippi from the Marines in 1959. A prize-winning newspaperman at his family’s daily during the height of the civil rights revolution, he led efforts to eliminate segregation at the 1976 Democratic National Convention, securing Mississippi’s first interracial delegation. Carter joined President Jimmy Carter’s administration as U.S Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs between 1977 and 1980. Nationally, Carter is perhaps best remembered as the spokesman for the U.S.State Department during the Iran hostage crisis in the late 1970s. Thereafter he became the Op-Ed columnist for The Wall Street Journal and a regular participant on “This Week with David Brinkley” as well as other TV news and public affairs shows. In the early 1990s, he was a tenured professor at the University of Maryland.
Carter served on the Princeton University Board of Trustees between 1983 and 1998. He has won numerous national journalism awards, including four Emmys, and is the author of two books and contributor to nine others. Carter was named president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation until 2006, to become a Professor of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he currently lives.