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Perspectives Series: A Conversation with Anne Kornblut, White House Reporter for the Washington Post

Tue March 9, 2010 at Bass Lecture Hall

Evan Smith, CEO and Editor in Chief of the Texas Tribune, will host Journalist Anne Kornblut, as part of the 2009-2010 Perspectives Series.  Kornblut will discuss her career as a journalist and her new book Notes from the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and What it Will Take for a Woman to Win, which examines the role of women in the 2008 election.

"This new work explores the stunning twists of the last election -- with revelations about the Clinton and Palin campaigns — and the political landscape for women nationwide. It features exclusive, in-depth interviews with leaders including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, Senator Claire McCaskill, former eBay CEO Meg Whitman and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz." (From

About Anne Kornblut

Anne Kornblut is a White House correspondent for The Washington Post. She has covered three presidential campaigns – 2000, 2004 and 2008 -- most recently covering Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. She previously worked for the Washington bureaus of The New York Times and The Boston Globe, where she started covering national politics in 1998.

In 2001, George W. Bush’s first year in office, Anne won the Aldo Beckman Award for distinguished White House coverage. A 1994 graduate of Columbia College in New York City, with a major in U.S. history, she started out in journalism as an intern at the New York Daily News. She has appeared on various political television shows, including “Meet the Press,” and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has also written for Slate, Politics, Glamour and Self magazines. Once employed as as an elf in Macy’s Santaland, Anne is a native of the Washington, D.C. area.

Directions to Bass Lecture Hall

Bass Lectuer Hall is located in the basement level of Sid Richardson Hall (The LBJ School of Public Affairs) on the main campus of The University of Texas at Austin. The building is located on Red River, near the 26th Street.

From I-35 Parking Lots
Follow the breezeway between Sid Richardson Hall unit 1 and 2 to the main campus side of the building. Proceed down the stairs past the Lady Bird Fountain to glass doors.  Enter the lobby and Bass Auditorium is up the stairs to the right.  

From The University of Texas Campus
Follow the walkway around Lady Bird Fountain and proceed to the glass doors in the LBJ building. Enter the lobby and Bass Auditorium is up the stairs to the right.



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