Baucus Institute to Open Lecture Series with Journalists Maureen Dowd, Carl Hulse

October 08, 2018

MISSOULA – The Max S. Baucus Institute at the University of Montana will hold its inaugural speaker lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Dennison Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will feature Maureen Dowd, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and op-ed columnist who has written for The New York Times and Time Magazine, and Carl Hulse, The New York Times chief Washington correspondent and veteran of more than three decades of Washington reporting. Dowd and Hulse will speak about “Journalism in the Age of Trump.”

The goal of the Baucus Institute’s newest program is to bring global thought leaders to Montana for public discussions about issues of critical importance to the future of our country, including economic development, foreign and domestic policy, public service and politics.

“The Baucus Institute Speaker Series provides an incredible opportunity for Montanans to engage with the country’s leading thinkers on issues of real import to our state,” said Sam Panarella, director of the Baucus Institute and professor of law at the Blewett School of Law. “We are very excited to have Maureen Dowd and Carl Hulse kick off the speaker series, and we look forward to welcoming many more great speakers to Missoula in the years to come.”

The Max S. Baucus Institute trains people for ethical, accountable and collaborative public service, and connects people across geographic, cultural and ideological divides. The work of the institute is an extension of the important bipartisan, consensus-building public service Ambassador Baucus exemplified during his long and distinguished career in public service. The Baucus Institute is housed at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at UM.

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Contact: Sara Kryder, director of communications & events, Alexander Blewett III School of Law at UM, 406-243-5730,