The Hobart and William Smith Chapter of The College Republicans will host a talk by Deroy Murdock at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.
He will speak on issues regarding affirmative action and the theory that college students across the nation are influenced by affirmative action policies in admissions departments. His talk is free and open to the public.
A graduate from Georgetown University, where he earned a degree in government in 1986, Murdock has written political commentary for the Washington Times. Since then, the list of publications to which he regularly contributes his column, “This Opinion Just In…,” and other articles has grown to include the Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, Orange County Register, Dallas Morning News, National Review, Insight and many more.
In July 1996, he helped launch MSNBC's cable-TV channel as an on-air commentator, and also co-moderated StrongBat.com's Online Presidential Youth Debate between incumbent President Bill Clinton and his Republican challenger, Sen. Bob Dole.
He served on Ronald Reagan's 1980 and 1984 presidential campaigns and worked for Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah before earning an MBA from New York University in 1989. He was a communications consultant to Steve Forbes' 2000 presidential campaign.
Murdock is a contributor to “The Race Card: White Guilt, Black Resentment and the Assault on Truth and Justice,” “Black and Right: The Bold New Voice of Black Conservatives in America,” and “The Third Generation: Young Conservatives Look to the Future.”
He also serves on the National Advisory Board of Project 21, an organization dedicated to promoting free-market solutions within America's black communities. Murdock is a Media Fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers, the Cato Institute's Advisory Board on Social Security Privatization, the American-Swiss Foundation, the American Council on Germany and the Council on Foreign Relations.
His appearance is sponsored by the The College Republicans, the Public Policy Department and the Young America's Foundation.