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Annual Dellinger Lecture Features David Gergen

Renowned author, political analyst, television commentator and former presidential adviser David Gergen will deliver the sixth annual Hubert L. Dellinger, Jr. Lecture at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The public is invited to his lecture, “Faith and Politics,” on Monday, Nov. 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the Seminary’s Clara and Spencer Werner Auditorium. There is no admission charge and no tickets are issued.

David Gergen serves as editor-at-large at “U.S. News & World Report.” He is a professor of public service and the director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Gergen also regularly serves as an analyst on various news shows, and he is a frequent lecturer at venues around the world.

Gergen served as moderator of World @ Large, a 13-part PBS discussion series, for the past two seasons. In the fall of 2000, he published a book titled “Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton.” In the past, Gergen has served in the White House as an adviser to four Presidents: Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton. Most recently, he served for 18 months in the Clinton administration, first as counselor to the President, then as special adviser to the President and Secretary of State. He returned to private life in January 1995.

From 1984 to 1993, Gergen worked mostly as a journalist. For two and a half years, he was editor of “U.S. News.” During that period, he also teamed up with Mark Shields for political commentary every Friday night for five years on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. A native of Durham, N.C., Gergen is an honors graduate of Yale University (A.B.,1963) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1967). He is a member of the D.C. bar and holds 12 honorary degrees. In addition, Gergen served for three and a half years in the United States Navy.

The Hubert L. Dellinger, Jr. Lecture Series, established in 1997, is designed to feature nationally-known speakers who address subjects which intersect the disciplines of theology, sociology, philosophy and law. Previous speakers have included United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Prof. Stephen L. Carter of Yale University, William F. Buckley, George Will and television political analyst Tony Snow.

For more information, contact Seminary Relations, Concordia Seminary, 801 DeMun Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105; (314) 505-7370; semrelations@csl.edu.