The 31st Graham Hovey Lecture

July 27, 2016

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Molly BallThe Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists present the 31st Graham Hovey Lecture

Molly Ball ‘10 of The Atlantic
“Election 2016: The Great Disruption of American Politics”

Wallace House Gardens

Special remarks by Mark S. Schlissel, President, University of Michigan
Hosted by Lynette Clemetson, The Charles R. Eisendrath Director of Wallace House

A prominent voice from the campaign trail, Ball appears regularly as an analyst on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CBS’s “Face the Nation,” PBS’s “Washington Week,” CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and NPR. She is the recipient of the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, the Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism and the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis for her coverage of political campaigns.

Ball previously was a staff reporter for Politico, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Las Vegas Sun and The Cambodia Daily. She began her journalism career working for newspapers in Ohio and Pennsylvania, as well as The New York Times and The Washington Post.

She earned a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Yale University. As a Knight-Wallace Fellow at Michigan, 2009-2010, she studied economic policy, government spending and taxation in Nevada and the effects of rapid population growth.

The annual lecture honors Knight-Wallace alumni whose subsequent careers exemplify the benefits of sabbatical studies at U-M. It is named for the late Graham Hovey, director of the fellowship program from 1980-1986 and a distinguished journalist for The New York Times.

The Hovey Lecture is free and open to the public. A reception follows the lecture.

A live webcast will be available here. Video will be posted after the event.

For more information and to RSVP, call (734) 998-7666.