E. J. Dionne to Be Featured Speaker At GSPIA’s Graduation Ceremony

Issue Date: 
April 14, 2008

Washington Post op-ed columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. will deliver the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) graduation ceremony address on April 26.
The 12:30 p.m. address will be given in the 20th Century Club auditorium.

From the mid-1970s until the early 1990s, Dionne was a reporter for The New York Times, serving in Paris, Rome, Albany, and Washington, D.C.; he was bureau chief in both Albany and Rome.

In 1993, he left the Times to become an op-ed columnist for The Washington Post; his syndicated columns now appear in several hundred papers around the country, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In addition, Dionne has been a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution since the early 1990s. He also holds an appointment as University Professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute and is a regular political analyst on National Public Radio.

Dionne is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford University; he received his PhD degree from Oxford in 1982.