Peggy Noonan

Peggy NoonanScripps College invites you to an evening with author, columnist, and political commentator Peggy Noonan 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

Peggy Noonan is a widely admired columnist for The Wall Street Journal and the best-selling author of eight books on American politics, history, and culture.

In 2008, The National Journal dubbed Noonan’s political column indispensable to an understanding of the presidential year, and Forbes Magazine called her column “principled, perceptive, persuasive, and patriotic.” Noonan’s essays have appeared in TIME, Newsweek, The Washington Post and other publications, and she provides frequent political commentary on television.

Peggy Noonan’s most recently published book, Patriotic Grace, is written in the pamphleteering tradition of Tom Paine’s Common Sense, and is a call for a more elevated national politics. Her previous books include John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father, a look at the life of John Paul II; A Heart, a Cross, and a Flag, a collection of post-9/11 Wall Street Journal columns; When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan, and The Case Against Hillary Clinton, both New York Times best-sellers.

Prior to her prolific writing career, Noonan served as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan from 1984-1986 and was Vice President George H.W. Bush’s chief speechwriter during his campaign for the presidency. Noonan was a CBS News producer in New York and an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University before her years in the White House. She holds honorary doctorates from Miami University, St. John Fisher College, University of Portland, Adelphi University, St. Francis College, Ave Maria University, and her alma mater, Fairleigh Dickinson University.