Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Eric Schnurer
Randolph-Macon College will host Council of Independent Colleges Woodrow Wilson
Visiting Fellow Eric Schnurer October 22-26, 2012. Schnurer is founder and president
of Public Works LLC, which has served as an outsourced, ongoing policy office for
six governors and numerous state and local agencies. He has advised dozens of officials
in almost every state and at the federal level, including two presidential candidates,
in almost every area of public policy.
Schnurer is a former speechwriter and policy advisor to several presidents, presidential
candidates, governors, and other national, state, and local elected officials. He
has also written policy pieces for the Center for National Policy, the Progressive
Policy Institute, the Aspen Institute, publications such as The Washington Monthly,
The Atlantic, The American Prospect, and the op/ed pages of The
New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer,
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and The Baltimore Sun.
At R-MC, Schnurer will speak with students enrolled in the
First-Year Experience course “Civil War to Civil Rights,” taught by Professors
Brian Turner (political science) and
Evie Terrono (art history). He will also
speak to students in Professor Joan Conners’ “Campaigns and Elections” course and
Professor Ted Sheckels’ “American Public Address” course, both of which are part
of the college’s Communications Studies
In addition, Schnurer will speak to students enrolled in Political Science Professor
Richard Meagher’s course, “Social Entrepreneurship.” On Monday, October 22, Schnurer
will participate in a Debate Watch from 8:45-11:00 p.m. in the Oliver Room of the
McGraw-Page Library. In addition, he will
deliver a keynote address, “How to Do Good in the 21st Century,” on Thursday, October
25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Topping Room, Old Chapel. The keynote address
is free and open to the public.
Schnurer earned his B.A. from Brown University, his M.P.P. from the Kennedy School
at Harvard University, and his J.D. from Columbia University.
Schnurer’s visit to the college coincides with R-MC’s Social Entrepreneurship Week,
which is coordinated by Meagher and sponsored by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation.
Other events include a talk from VH-1’s Do Something Award finalist Manyang
Reath Kher, founder of Humanity Helping Sudan, on Wednesday, October 24
at 7:00 p.m. in the AV Room of the Mc-Graw-Page Library. This event is free and
open to the public.
For more information, contact Richard Meagher at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 752-7232.