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NEWPORT, R.I. – “The Political Argument Today” will be George Will’s topic for his Evening Lecture at the Naval War College (NWC) on Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The renowned political columnist and analyst, who won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguish commentary in 1977, will also tour NWC facilities and attend several administrative briefings during his day-long visit.
 
Will is a twice-weekly columnist for The Washington Post, writing about foreign and domestic politics and policy.
 
He began his syndicated column with The Post on Jan. 1, 1974, and started his Newsweek column in 1976. Will serves as a contributing analyst with ABC News and has been a regular member of ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday mornings since the program’s inception in 1981. An accomplished author, his books include “Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy” (1992), “Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball” (1989) and “Statecraft as Soulcraft” (1983).
 
Will was the recipient of a 1978 National Headliners Award for his “consistently outstanding special features columns” appearing in Newsweek. A column on New York City’s finances earned him a 1980 Silurian Award for Editorial Writing. The Washington Journalism Review named Will “Best Writer, Any Subject” in 1985.
 
During his visit to NWC, he will also attend a roundtable discussion with China and Asia Pacific faculty, and tour the Naval War College Foundation and the War Gaming Department.
 
Students are required to attend this lecture. All faculty and students must RSVP by calling (401) 841-1068 or e-mailing eveninglecture@usnwc.edu. Please provide your name, telephone number and the names of any guests who will accompany you to the lecture.
 
The deadline for reservations is Thursday, February 24. Seating is limited and reservations will be on a first come, first served basis.
 
The evening lecture is sponsored by the Naval War College Foundation through the generosity of the Col. John A. and Eileen F. Carr Fund and the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation.
 
By Naval War College Public Affairs