As the final program of The Learning Society's 2005-2006 Speaker Series, Queens University of Charlotte hosted Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dr. Charles Krauthammer on Thursday, March 23, at 7pm. Dr. Krauthammer, who spoke to a sold-out crowd of about 1,000 in Dana Auditorium, offered an insightful look into current world affairs.
A known Republican, Dr. Krauthammer offered his findings and research about the Bush administration and the war in Iraq. The audience appeared to hang on every word and took advantage of the Q & A session offered at the end of the program.
Dr. Krauthammer mingled with members of the Learning Society at a private reception after the lecture. There was a continuous buzz among the members, a mixed political crowd themselves, about how pleased they were with the quality of the lecture Dr. Krauthammer presented.
Earlier that day Dr. Krauthammer took part in a program for Queens students. Dr. Krauthammer told Queens President Pamela Davies, "The Queens students asked better questions than I've heard at any other university I've spoken at before."
Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, Krauthammer writes a syndicated column for the Washington Post that appears in over 150 newspapers worldwide. He also writes a monthly essay for Time magazine, is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic, serves on the editorial boards of The National Interest and The Public Interest, and is a weekly panelist on Inside Washington and a contributor to FOX News.
For two decades, his writings have helped frame American foreign policy. He coined and developed The Reagan Doctrine (Time, April 1985), defined the structure of the post-Cold War world in his seminal The Unipolar Moment (Foreign Affairs, 1990/1991) and outlined the principles of post-9/11 American foreign policy in his much-debated Irving Kristol lecture, Democratic Realism (AEI press, March 2004).
In 2001, he was appointed to the President's Council on Bioethics. He has been honored by many organizations, from the Center for Security Policy (Mighty Pen Award) to People for the American Way (First Amendment Award). In 2003 he was a recipient of the first annual Bradley Prize.
The Learning Society of Queens University of Charlotte is a group of leading Charlotteans whose membership fees provide the major funding of this national speaker series. Founded in 1988, The Learning Society provides the Charlotte community and Queens students, faculty and staff the opportunity to interact with experts on important contemporary issues and topics.