Blogger Ezra Klein Discusses the Unpersuaded: Who Listens to the President? Watch Now.
Ezra Klein, a Washington Post blogger who recently was named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Washington,” delivered the lecture “The Unpersuaded: Who Listens to the President?” Watch a webcast of Klein's take on Washington, D.C.
Klein presented Nebraska Wesleyan’s Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership on Tuesday, October 9.
Klein is a columnist for The Washington Post and Bloomberg and oversees “Wonkblog” at The Washington Post. He is a regular contributor and policy analyst for MSNBC where his commentary focuses on as Klein describes it “domestic and economic policy-making, as well as the political system that’s constantly screwing it up.”
Prior to joining The Washington Post and Bloomberg, Klein was an associate editor at The American Prospect and a columnist at Newsweek. In addition to appearing and hosting on MSNBC, he has also appeared on Charlie Rose, Real Time with Bill Maher, The McLaughlin Group, The Colbert Report and many more. The Economist named him one of the “Minds of the Moment.”
In 2010, Klein was named Blogger of the Year by both The Week magazine and the Sidney Hillman Foundation for his extensive coverage of the healthcare debate and Congress' passage of the Affordable Care Act.
In 2011, TIME named his blog one of the 25 best financial blogs and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers named Klein as their 2011 Opinion Columnist of the Year. In 2012, GQ named him to their 50 Most Powerful People in Washington list saying “as proprietor of the Post's Wonkblog, Klein has become a singular journalistic force” and Esquire named him to their 79 Things We Can All Agree On list saying “Ezra Klein gives economics columnists a good name.”
Mildred Curtis established the Senator Carl T. Curtis and Mildred M. Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership in 2005 to honor her late husband and senator, and to explore aspects of public and civic leadership.
The Curtis Lecture features public service leaders such as federal and state officeholders, diplomats and leaders in areas of political science, history, human relations and communication.