2017 Sinai Forum begins Sept. 10 with Joe Scarborough
The Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum will open its 64th season with noted political analyst Joe Scarborough at 4 p.m. CDT, Sunday, Sept. 10 in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on the PNW Westville Campus.
The complex is located at 1401 S. US Highway 421. The doors open at 3 p.m.
Forum Executive Director Leslie Plesac will host the series that presents guest speakers who explore the compelling issues of today, providing audience members a unique opportunity to hear from experts in their fields about topics in the news and to pose face-to-face questions in a town-hall style setting.
The Political Landscape with Morning Joe
As the face of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, former U.S. Congressman Joe Scarborough pulls from his experience in Republican politics to lead candid discussions about the important issues facing America each day.
Scarborough is known for bringing the same energy to his speeches as he does his morning show. With his off-the-cuff commentary, he offers a fast-paced perspective on the current political and media landscape.
A New York Times best-selling author, Scarborough wrote “The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics – and Can Again,” “Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day,” and “The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America’s Promise.” He has been named to the prestigious “TIME 100” list of the world’s most influential people. Scarborough and his television co-host Mika Brzezinski are listed in “Vanity Fair’s” top power players in the media.
A regular season ticket is $100, which includes general seating for all six programs. A patron season ticket is $225, and includes reserved section seating for all six programs and exclusive receptions with the speakers before each program beginning at 2:30 p.m. CDT.
Students who show a valid high school or university I.D. may attend at no cost.
Tickets can be purchased by credit card online or by cash or check at any of the following locations: The Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St., Michigan City; Kabelin Hardware, 512 Andrew Ave., La Porte; and the Porter County Community Foundation, 1401 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso.
The season sponsors are La Porte Hospital, The Times Media Company, Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa and Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
Program sponsors are John W. Anderson Foundation, The Bankoff Family, “La Porte Herald Argus,” “The News-Dispatch” and Duneland Health Council.
Patron-level ticket holders will be welcome to attend all pre-program speaker receptions. The receptions are sponsored by Leonard J. and Irene Brown Foundation, Harbour Trust Investment Management Company, Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa and Hightower Scannell Wealth Management.
Additional information about the Purdue Northwest Sinai Forum is available online.
The next speaker in the series will be Jason L. Riley at 4 p.m. CDT, Sunday, Sept. 24. Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a columnist for the “Wall Street Journal” and a Fox News commentator for more than a decade. In his topic, “The State Against Blacks,” he will shed light on his theory that government efforts to help the black underclass have a poor track record. He will discuss why many socio-economic gains that occurred among blacks in the first half of the 20th century have been stalled or reversed.
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system, has two Northwest Indiana campuses in Hammond and Westville. With more than 15,000 students enrolled last fall and nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Purdue Northwest is Indiana’s fifth largest public university.