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Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor of The Nation,
Will Be Guest Speaker at Jan. 17 Luncheon

Katrina vanden Heuvel


Donald J. Trump will appear before a joint session of Congress and a national television audience on Jan. 30 and unveil his take on the State of the Union. Almost two weeks earlier, however, Katrina vanden Heuvel will be at our Jan. 17 luncheon to deliver her picture of the state of the nation — as well as of The Nation, the politically progressive magazine she heads.

Their views are not likely to align.

The Date: January 17, 2018
The Time: Noon
The Place: The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South

Vanden Heuvel, a native New Yorker and a graduate of Princeton University, is a self-described liberal/progressive who has been editor of The Nation since 1995. She is also the publisher. Founded in 1865, The Nation is the oldest continually published weekly magazine in the United States as well as the most widely read weekly journal of progressive political and cultural analysis. A frequent presence on many television news programs, vanden Heuvel also writes a weekly blog for The Washington Post and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and Foreign Policy. Her books include “The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in The Age of Obama”; “Dictionary of Republicanisms: The Indispensable Guide to What They Really Mean When They Say What They Think You Want to Hear”; and “Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover.” She is co-editor of “Taking Back America —and Taking Down the Radical Right.”

She has been honored for her writing by such organizations as Planned Parenthood, the National Women’s Political Caucus and the New York Civil Liberties Union. In addition, she has received awards for public service from numerous groups, including The Liberty Hill Foundation, The Correctional Association, and The Association for American-Russian Women.

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