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"Newsweek Editor" and Best-Selling Author to Analyze Election Results at Pomona College, Nov. 6

Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham, who is also a best-selling author of biographies on America’s founding fathers, will give an analysis on the U.S. presidential election results and their implications domestically and globally, on Thursday, Nov. 6 at Pomona College.

His talk, "The 2008 Presidential Election: A Postscript," will begin at 8 pm and will be held in the Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Sponsored by the Pomona Student Union, it is open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.

Meacham joined Newsweek in January 1995, became national affairs editor in June of that year, was named managing editor in November 1998 and was appointed editor of the magazine in October 2006. He supervises Newsweek's coverage of politics, international affairs, and breaking news.

Meacham’s most recent book, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, will be released by Random House on Nov. 11. Review posted on note his “magnificent prose,” enthralling writing style, and the book’s “vivid, fascinating human drama.”

His previous books include American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Modern Nation (2006) and Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship (2003). He is also the editor of Voices in Our Blood: America’s Best on the Civil Rights Movement (2001).

The Pomona Student Union is committed to helping students become more knowledgeable and better informed on the social and political issues that confront our society. A nonpartisan organization, run by students and supported by faculty and the administration, the Pomona Student Union focuses on promoting and preserving the intellectual diversity of the public sphere on campus.