"An Evening with Charles Krauthammer"
Reynolds Lecture Series
October 13, 2011
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On Thursday, October 13, 2011, Randolph-Macon College will host “An Evening with
Charles Krauthammer” at 7:30 p.m. in Blackwell Auditorium, in the R-MC Center for
Performing Arts, as part of the Arthur McKinley Reynolds Lecture Series.
The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Commentator will present “Miracle Cures, Favored Diseases,
Government Control and Tort Reform: the Politics of Healthcare.” Krauthammer will
discuss the United States health care inefficiencies, irrationalities and ideological
distortions—and what should be done about them.
Krauthammer has written a syndicated column for The Washington Post since 1985 and
in 1987 won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. His weekly column is
published in more than 250 newspapers worldwide. He is also a contributor to FOX
News, appearing nightly on the evening news program Special Report with Bret Baier;
a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic; and a weekly
panelist on Inside Washington. His New Republic writings won the 1984 National Magazine
Award for Essays and Criticism, the highest award in magazine journalism.
For three decades, his influential writings have helped frame the very shape of
American foreign policy. He coined and developed The Reagan Doctrine (Time, April
1985), defined the structure of the post-Cold War world in The Unipolar Moment (Foreign
Affairs, Winter 1990/1991), and outlined the principles of post-9/11 American foreign
policy in his much-debated Irving Kristol Lecture, Democratic Realism (AEI Press,
Krauthammer earned his B.A. from McGill University, was a Commonwealth Scholar in
Politics at Oxford University, and earned a M.D. from Harvard. In 1978, he quit
medical practice and moved to Washington, D.C. to help direct planning in psychiatric
research in the Carter administration. In 1980, he served as a speechwriter to Vice
President Walter Mondale.
Arthur McKinley Reynolds Lecture Series
An Evening with Charles Krauthammer is sponsored by R-MC’s Arthur McKinley Reynolds
Lecture Series. Past guest speakers include former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George Will. Both spoke to standing-room-only
Arthur McKinley Reynolds
Arthur McKinley Reynolds is a retired ophthalmologist who earned a bachelor’s degree
in physics from R-MC in 1947 and a degree in medicine from VCU School of Medicine.
He is a member of the Randolph-Macon Presidents and Heritage Societies, serves on
the Boydton Society Executive Committee and previously served on the Society of
Alumni Board of Directors.
For more information on the Reynolds Lecture Series, please contact Anne
Marie Lauranzon at (804) 752-7317, firstname.lastname@example.org.