Media Advisory: TIME Magazine columnist Joe Klein to speak at Wake Forest University October 10

TIME magazine columnist and bestselling author Joe Klein will speak in Wait Chapel on Wednesday, October 10, at 6 p.m.

“Exploring the State of the American Dream: On the Road in America with Joe Klein” is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Klein hit the road last year to find out what people in America were thinking outside the Washington Beltway. He traveled from New York to Los Angeles, and more recently, drove south to north, starting at the border in Laredo, Texas, and winding up in Iowa. Along the way, Klein met with politicians and community leaders as well as everyday people who invited him into their homes and businesses to talk about politics, politicians and the challenges facing America.

The event is part of Wake Forest’s Voices of Our Time speaker series, which recently featured Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles. Voices of Our Time brings to campus the world’s thought leaders—including scholars, scientists, writers, business and public policy leaders, activists and religious leaders—for discussions on the important national and international issues of our time.

Klein’s address is being presented in conjunction with Wake Forest’s Rekindling the American Dream Conference, a one-day symposium jointly sponsored by the music department and the politics and international affairs department.  The event is focused on an informed public debate ahead of the November elections by exploring the American vision of continuing prosperity and rising social mobility.


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