Al Eisele '58 (March 2008)

The Eugene J. McCarthy Center has received outside funding for a Scholar-in-Residence program. We are hosting Al Eisele '58 for a week-long residency March 10-14, 2008. Mr. Eisele has an impressive record of commitment to the public interest:

  • Editor of The Hill, one of Washington DC’s top political newspapers
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and Fellow of the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
  • Press secretary to Vice President Walter F. Mondale
  • Author of numerous articles appearing in national publications such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and The Atlantic

Please contact Matt Lindstrom if you would be interested in having Al speak to a class or group. As noted in his biography, Al is able to speak on a variety of topics ranging from journalism, fiction writing, politics, and entrepreneurialism, business, and marketing, to name a few.

In addition to classroom visits and community lectures, an evening panel discussion about politics and the changing nature of journalism will take place on Thursday, March 13 in Quad 264 at 7pm. In addition to Al Eisele, Minneapolis StarTribune columnist Nick Coleman will be on the panel along with other guests yet to be named.

The Eugene McCarthy Scholar-in Residence program is sponsored by The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement.