|Syndicated Post Columnist Eugene
Robinson To Deliver Davis-Robinson Lecture
columnist Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post will give the annual
J. Roderick Davis-Timothy Sumner Robinson Lecture at Samford University
Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall.
His topic will be "Election 2008: The Highest Stakes." The program
is open to the public free.
Robinson, who also serves as associate editor of The Post, writes about
politics, culture and events. His column is syndicated twice-weekly
in more than 130 newspapers including The Birmingham News. It was
one of The Post's fastest-growing columns when syndication began in 2005.
Robinson also is a regular commentator on NBC's "Meet the Press" and appears
frequently on MSNBC, CNN and other media outlets.
Robinson joined The Post in 1980 as city hall reporter. After completing
a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard, he covered South America for The Post,
based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 1988-92 and was London bureau chief
from 1992 until 1994, before returning to Washington to become The Post
He became assistant managing editor in 1999 and
associate editor and columnist in 2005.
The Davis-Robinson Lecture honors J. Roderick Davis, the former Samford
arts and sciences dean, and the late Timothy Sumner Robinson, a Samford
graduate who covered the Watergate hearings extensively for The Post
during a distinguished journalism career.
NOTE: Tim Robinson was a graduate
of Dora High School Class of 1961. Each year
Samford University, in conjunction with The
Washington Post, hosts a forum in Tim's Honor.
The forum features world-class speakers addressing
issues in journalism. Tim Robinson passed
away in 2003. He was a remarkable individual.
My wife Jilda and I treasured his friendship.