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Bush speechwriter, adviser Gerson to speak

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, 4:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Michael Gerson, who served as a speechwriter and policy adviser for former President George W. Bush, will speak on "Global Health and Development: Prospects in a New Administration" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Gerson currently is the Roger Hertog Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, working on issues related to global health and development, religion and foreign policy, and democracy. He is the author of "Heroic Conservatism: Why Republicans Need to Embrace America's Ideals (And Why They Deserve to Fail If They Don't)." He also writes a syndicated column for the Washington Post Writers Group and is a contributor to Newsweek magazine.

Gerson joined Bush's presidential campaign in early 1999 as chief speechwriter and senior policy adviser. He served in speechwriting and advisory roles in the White House until 2006.

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Graduate Career Services.

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