“The Nation: 150 years of ideas” at Tucson Festival of Books

    March 14, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    UA Student Union Memorial Center
    The University of Arizona
    1303 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85719
    John Nichols
    John Nichols

    Celebrating the 150th anniversary of The Nation magazine as the oldest continuously publishing journal of news and opinion in the US, this panel brings together several prominent writers for The Nation–political journalists John Nichols and Lee Fang, and poet and cultural critic Katha Pollitt.

    Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)
    Sat, Mar 14, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Current Events
    Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)

    Panelists: Lee Fang, Raul Grijalva (Congressman CD 2), Katha Pollitt
    Moderator: John Nichols

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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