Charles Krauthammer

Charles KrauthammerScripps College invites you to an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and political commentator Charles Krauthammer as part of the annual Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program. Priority seating in Garrison Theater will be given to members of the Scripps community with their Scripps ID. All other seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please contact the Office of Public Events at (909) 607-9372.

About the Speaker

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and named by the Financial Times as the most influential commentator in America, Charles Krauthammer has been honored from every part of the political spectrum for his bold and original writing.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough calls him “the most powerful force in American conservatism.” National Review featured him on its cover as “Obama’s critic-in-chief.” New York Times columnist David Brooks says that today “he’s the most important conservative columnist.”

Since 1985, Krauthammer has written a syndicated column for The Washington Post, for which he won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. He is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic; in 1984, for his New Republic writings, he received the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism, the highest award in magazine journalism. He serves as a weekly panelist on Inside Washington and appears nightly on Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier.

Krauthammer was born in New York City and raised in Montreal. He was educated at McGill University (B.A. 1970), Oxford University (Commonwealth Scholar in Politics), and Harvard University (M.D. 1975).

A man of many talents and interests, Krauthammer was chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in the mid-1970s and published several scientific papers, including one about the discovery of a form of bipolar disease. From 2001 to 2006, he served on the President’s Council on Bioethics. He is chairman of Pro Musica Hebraica, an organization dedicated to the recovery and performance of lost classical Jewish music. He is also a member of the Chess Journalists of America.