Maggie Haberman, New York Times White House correspondent and CNN political analyst, will speak as part of the Rutman Distinguished Lecture Series on the American Presidency at the University of New Hampshire Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Granite State Room in the Memorial Union Building. The evening will focus on President Trump and his relationship with the press. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
Haberman is one of the country’s most respected journalists and reliable resources for expert commentary on current events and national issues. In 2018, she and her team at the New York Times received the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for their coverage of the Trump administration and alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign, and the Aldo Beckman Award from the White House Correspondents’ Association.
Haberman’s experience covering Donald Trump for years when he was fixture in the New York headlines and after he entered the White House gives her unparalleled insights into the mind of the president. In a conversation with Dante Scala, professor of political science at UNH, Haberman will explore what motivates President Trump’s desire for public approval, how he sees the role of the press, and what true goals underpin his campaign against the press as “enemies of the people” and purveyors of “fake news.”
Housed in the College of Liberal Arts at UNH, the Rutman Distinguished Lecture Series on the American Presidency is generously supported by J. Morgan '84 and Tara Rutman. The series focuses on American political history with an emphasis on the modern and historical context of the American presidency.