Campus News

Newsweek editor to give Phinizy Lecture

Bestselling author and editor of Newsweek Jon Meacham will deliver the annual Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture March 23 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel.

Meacham’s lecture is entitled, “God and Politics from George Washington to George Bush.” It is open free to the public.

Meacham’s newest book, American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers and the Making of a Nation, was published by Random House in 2006 and became
a New York Times bestseller. He is also at work on a biography of Andrew Jackson.

The Ferdinand Phinizy Lectureship was established and endowed by Phinizy Calhoun, UGA class of 1900, as a memorial to his grandfather, Ferdinand Phinizy, who was a graduate of the UGA class of 1838.

Meacham arrived at Newsweek as a writer in January 1995, became national affairs editor in June of that year and was named editor in November 1998. He supervises the magazine’s coverage of politics, international affairs and breaking news, and has written cover stories on politics, religion, race, guns in America and the death of Ronald Reagan.