WEST LONG BRANCH – Monmouth University Polling Institute’s “A Conversation with…” series gives students, faculty, and the larger community the opportunity to interact with high-profile political figures from the national stage.
This fall the series kicks off with two national cable TV political commentators, Monica Crowley and Steve Kornacki, who will talk about what’s at stake in the upcoming election.
Crowley will appear at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 in Wilson Hall. She is a host and political and foreign affairs analyst for the Fox News Channel, and the host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Monica Crowley Show. She has also been a regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group and an anchor on MSNBC. She is the author of The New York Times bestseller, What The (Bleep) Just Happened? The Happy Warrior’s Guide to the Great American Comeback.
Crowley served as foreign policy assistant to former President Richard Nixon from 1990 until his death in 1994, and wrote two bestsellers about her experiences, Nixon Off the Record and Nixon in Winter. She has also written for the New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek. She holds two master’s degrees and a doctorate from Columbia University.
Kornacki will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 in Wilson Hall. He is a co-host of MSNBC’s ensemble show The Cycle, which airs weekday afternoons. He is also Salon.com’s senior political writer. Before that, he wrote for the New York Observer and covered Congress for Roll Call. He also spent three years in New Jersey, chronicling the state’s political world for PolitickerNJ.com and co-hosting Power & Politics, a television weekly show on News12 New Jersey.
His work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, Boston Globe, Daily Beast and Capital New York. He is a native of Groton, Mass., and graduated from Boston University.
The series’ discussions are led by Polling Institute director Patrick Murray with a period for audience Q & A.
These events are free and open to the public. To RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-263-5860.