Trinity College to Host Lecture by E. J. Dionne of ‘The Washington Post’

Dionne is Seventh Recipient of the Moses Berkman Memorial Journalism Award

​Hartford, Connecticut, November 10, 2016 –

WHAT: A lecture by E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post titled “After 2016: Can a Divided Country Heal Itself?” will discuss the aftermath of the historic election. Dionne will be visiting Trinity College as the seventh recipient of the College’s Moses Berkman Memorial Journalism Award, in recognition of his career as one of the country’s foremost political journalists. The lecture is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Washington Room, Mather Hall, 2nd Floor

Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106

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E. J. Dionne is a twice-weekly op-ed columnist for The Washington Post, a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, a government professor at Georgetown University, and a commentator on politics for National Public Radio, ABC’s “This Week,” and MSNBC. Dionne is also a columnist for Commonweal, a liberal Catholic publication. Before joining the Post, Dionne spent 14 years with The New York Times, reporting on state and local government, national politics, and from around the world, including stints in Paris, Rome, and Beirut. Dionne’s published works include Why Americans Hate Politics, which won the Los Angeles Times book prize, and was a 1991 National Book Award nominee. Later books include They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era, Stand up Fight Back: Republican Toughs, Democratic Wimps, and Politics of Revenge, Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right, and Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent. His most recent book, published January 2016, is Why the Right Went Wrong.


The Moses Berkman Memorial Journalism Award is supported by The Moses and Florence Berkman Endowed Fund at Trinity College, in honor of the late Moses Berkman, Class of 1920. Moses Berkman was an outstanding journalist who served the Hartford Times as a political correspondent, columnist, and editorial writer from the early 1920s until his death in 1956. The award is given every two years by the College’s Program on Public Values.