Date: September 6, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall
Events | MVP Fridays

MVP Fridays: Ross Douthat

September 6, 2024 (Northern Illinois Game)
4:00 p.m., reception to follow
Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Ross Douthat is an American political analyst, blogger, author and New York Times columnist.[2] He was a senior editor of The Atlantic. He is the author of “The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery,” which was published in October 2021. His other books include “To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism,” published in 2018; “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics” (2012); “Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class” (2005); “The Decadent Society” (2020); and, with Reihan Salam, “Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream” (2008). He is the film critic for National Review.

Join us for Friday afternoons on home football weekends for lectures by national leaders, journalists, and writers on questions of meaning, values, and purpose. Each lecture will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Geddes Hall Andrews Auditorium (except where noted) followed by reception and book signing.

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