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George Stephanopoulos Speaks at Hobart and William Smith

An Inside View of Politics, the Presidency, and the Press

GENEVA, N.Y.-George Stephanopoulos, political analyst, author, and professor at Columbia University, will present “An Inside View of Politics, the Presidency, and the Press” at 5 p.m. on Monday, February 12, in Albright Auditorium at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The forum is part of the President's Forum lecture series, sponsored by HWS President Mark D. Gearan.

George Stephanopoulos is a news analyst for ABC News and a member of the “This Week With Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts” roundtable. He regularly appears on “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.” Stephanopoulos is the author of All Too Human: A Political Education. The No. 1 New York Times bestseller examines his role in President Clinton's first term and the 1992 and 1996 Clinton/Gore campaigns. Prior to joining ABC News, he served in the Clinton administration as the senior advisor to the president for policy and strategy. He was a key strategist in both Clinton presidential campaigns. Stephanopoulos is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a contributing writer to Newsweek and Talk magazines.

From his days as a top Congressional aide to House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and others, to his role as senior advisor, key campaign strategist, during the Clinton administration, Stephanopoulos has helped develop virtually all major policy initiatives over the past decade. Known to millions from the 1992 campaign documentary, “The War Room,” with James Carville, and countless appearances on network television, Stephanopoulos has presented an insider's view of politics, the presidency, and the press.

Stephanopoulos grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Columbia University and a masters degree in theology from Balliol College, Oxford University, England, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

President Gearan established the President's Forum Series in the winter of 2000 as a way to bring a variety of speakers to campus to share their knowledge and ideas with the HWS community and neighbors. The series was inaugurated in January 2000 with then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton who led a discussion on public service. The series has since included such speakers as journalists Karen DeWitt and Sam Donaldson, presidential candidates Ralph Nader and Michael Dukakis, and New York City Mayor David Dinkins. The forums are free and the public is encouraged to attend. For more information on the forum, visit the President's Forum Web site at

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