Mark you calendars for a debate between two distinguished visitors, hosted by Washington & Lee's Mock Convention in conjunction with the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics. The debate will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on February 11th. The debate is free and open to the public, and audience members are encouraged to arrive early to get seats. Doors to the event open at 4:15 p.m.
The debaters are William Galston and Peter Wehner, both of whom are experts in their fields.
Mr. Galston is a former policy advisor to President Bill Clinton and presidential candidates Walter Mondale and Al Gore. His areas of expertise include domestic policy, political campaigns and elections. He has written eight books and over 100 articles, most of which pertain to political theory, public policy and American politics. He has appeared on numerous major television networks, and is a regular contributor to NPR. Mr. Galston also writes a weekly column for The Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Wehner has written two books, and has contributed articles and columns to numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Financial Times, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, National Affairs, Christianity Today and Time magazine. He was made a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times in 2015, and he also regularly writes for Commentary magazine's blog, "Contentions." Mr. Wehner has made appearances on Fox News, MSNBC, C-Span and CNN. He served in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations before becoming the deputy director of speechwriting for President George W. Bush. He was also a senior advisor for the Romney-Ryan campaign in 2012.