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2019 Fitzpatrick Lecture Preview: David Ignatius

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius will deliver the Fitzpatrick Lecture this evening.

By Luke Stone ‘20

Tonight, columnist David Ignatius will deliver the 2019 Fitzpatrick Lecture. After graduating from St. Albans School, Harvard, and King’s College, Ignatius began his career in journalism at the Wall Street Journal, covering the Pennsylvania steel industry. He quickly rose through the ranks and served as the publication’s chief Middle East correspondent from 1980 to 1983. Three years later, the Washington Post came calling. After serving in several editorial positions for roughly a decade, Ignatius began writing a column, that would quickly gain traction. His now twice-weekly column has won him several awards, including the Overseas Press Club Award, the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Center for Journalists. Earlier this year, he earned a George Polk award for his coverage of fellow Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s death.

Live coverage of the event will be available via WFSPN’s Livestream. Tune in at this link to watch at 7 PM.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Fitzpatrick Lecture Series was established in 1973 through gifts from Mr. and Mrs. William Fitzpatrick, parents and grandparents of six Woodberry alumni.

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