CSUB Kegley Institute of Ethics presents author Andrew Sullivan as the speaker for the 10th annual fall lecture

September 25, 2014 - Andrew Sullivan, one of America's most respected and controversial pundits and authors, will present this year's Kegley Institute of Ethics Fall Lecture. Sullivan, author of The Conservative Soul and other best-selling books, will speak on “Becoming an American: A Personal Story,” as part of the CSUB's continuing celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath.
 
The talk, to be held in CSUB's Doré Theatre on Wednesday, October 1, 7:00 pm, is free and open to the public, with free parking in Lots A, B, and C.
 
Best known for his books and his widely popular blog, The Dish, Sullivan is also a regular on “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report,” and network talk shows like ABC's, “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” A self-described conservative, Sullivan regularly writes about how the Republican Party needs to return to its Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher style principles and policies.
 
Sullivan is also openly gay and while espousing a deep Catholic faith, was one of the first gay commentators to push for legalizing same-sex marriage.  Born in England in 1963, Sullivan long desired to become a U.S. citizen, but was restricted from doing so because of our nation's HIV immigration ban. That ban was overturned in 2010 and he became an official citizen in 2011.
 
“Andrew Sullivan is, short and simple, brilliant,” said Christopher Meyers, the Director of the Kegley Institute. “While he can be an attack dog when he sees injustice, his arguments are also careful, reasoned and powerful. We have wanted to get him to campus for years and are thrilled to have been able to make it happen.”
 
The Kegley Institute of Ethics lectures are made possible through the generous support from Kern Schools Federal Credit Union and San Joaquin Community Hospital. For additional information, visit [ http://www.csub.eu/kie%20or%20call%20661-654-2555 ]www.csub.eu/kie or call 661-654-2555.

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