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Peggy Noonan      

Columnist For The Wallstreet Journal & Best-selling Author

Peggy Noonan is a writer and author. She is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, where her weekly column, Declarations, has run since 2000. In 2017 she won the Pulitzer prize for distinguished commentary. She is also the author of nine books on American politics, history and culture, including the bestsellers “What I Saw at the Revolution,” “When Character Was King.” “John Paul the Great,” and “Simply Speaking.” She is one of ten historians and writers who contributed essays on the American presidency for the book, “Character Above All.” Noonan was a special assistant and speechwriter for president Ronald Reagan.

In 2010 she was given the Award for Media Excellence by the living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. She has been a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, and has taught at Yale University. Before entering the Reagan White House, Noonan was a producer and writer at CBS News in New York, and an adjunct professor of Journalism at New York University. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up there, in Massapequa Park, Long Island, and in Rutherford, New Jersey. She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford. She lives in New York City.

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An Evening of Perspective with Peggy Noonan

With experience from both the inside, as a member of the White House staff, and the outside, as an observer of politics, Noonan brings a unique and thoughtful analysis of our nation and its leaders to her speeches. Filled with humorous anecdotes and political insight, her speeches are as entertaining as they are thought-provoking. In a presentation described as “absolutely amazing” and “funny and self-deprecating and so smart,” audiences will leave with a deeper, new, and more informed perspective on politics.

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