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Washington, DC: Presidential Education Advisor Debate

  • National Press Club, The First Amendment Lounge, 529 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20045
  • 10/15/2012, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman will moderate a debate on education and policy between Jon Schnur, Education Advisor to the Obama Presidential Campaign and Phil Handy, Higher Education Co-Chair of Governor Romney's Education Policy Advisory Group.  Join us for a live-screening of the debate and reception at the National Press Club.

The screening will be hosted by TC in DC regional group with special guest Claude L. Matthews, a Washington, DC broadcast journalist and attorney, who covered the nation's capital for over 30 years.

We want you to help us shape the event so be sure to submit your question for the Q&A portion of the event. Education Week will provide exclusive web streaming for the event. Spread the word and visit www.tc.edu/debate. #TCDebate


Hosted by: TC in DC regional group and the Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: National Press Club, The First Amendment Lounge, 529 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20045

About The Speaker

Claude L. Matthews, a Washington, DC broadcast journalist and attorney, covered the nation’s capital for over 30 years.  Beginning at WTOP-TV as a reporter, he covered the riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the organized encampment on the Mall named Resurrection City, and the newly-appointed home-rule government of the District of Columbia.  For five years, he hosted a daily public affairs program, “Harambee.”   His tenure at NBC News included work as editor and producer for Nightly News, The Today Show and MSNBC.
 
He was the sole network producer who traveled with Nelson Mandela during his first visit to the United States.  He covered the UN agency hearings in Montreal following the terrorist attack on Pan Am flight 103 and served as Supreme Court producer for the network.

During recent years, his law practice has included litigation, family law and public service.  A graduate of Howard University and the Georgetown University Law Center, he is a member of several state and federal bar associations including Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.


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