Washington Post columnist to lecture Wednesday

Alex Hanson

E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist, will lecture Wednesday at Iowa State about the division in 2016 politics.

The Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science titled “Our Divided Political Heart: Campaign 2016” will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.

Dionne, who writes a twice-weekly syndicated column on politics for the Washington Post and PostPartisan blog, is set to give an analysis of the 2016 presidential candidates, political parties and the road to the White House, according to the lectures program.

Dionne is a frequent commentator on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” MSNBC and NPR. He has authored five books, most recently “Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism — from Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond.”

Before joining the Washington Post, Dionne spent 14 years at the New York Times.

Dionne is a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution and a government professor at Georgetown University. He attended Harvard College and was a Rhodes scholar at Balliol College, Oxford.

The lecture is sponsored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Manatt-Phelps Lecture Fund, Political Science and the Committee on Lectures.