Mendoza School of Business

Chief presidential speechwriter to present lecture

Published: April 13, 2006 / Author: Tim Information

William McGurn, chief speechwriter for the White House, will present a lecture titled “Future Government and Public Policy” at 10:40 a.m. April 21 (Friday) in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

The lecture is part of Mendoza’s “Ten Years Hence” lecture series and is free and open to the public.

A 1980 Notre Dame graduate, McGurn was appointed assistant to the president for speechwriting in March 2005.  He previously served as speechwriter for News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch. 

McGurn also has served as chief editorial writer and member of the editorial board at the Wall Street Journal.  In addition to years of editorial and writing experience, he also is co-author of the book “Is the Market Moral? A Dialogue on Religion, Economics and Justice.”

Established in 2005, “Ten Years Hence” was created in response to the unprecedented challenges and opportunities present in the global society of the 21 st century.  The lecture series offers experts’ forecasts and analyses on topics such as bio-technology, water, oil and fundamentalism, and helps students develop a sense of the “knowable future” by studying current positions, trends and causes related to major social, political, technological and economic issues.

For more information, visit the “Ten Years Hence” Web site at



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