Michael C. White, Political Editor and TV Commentator, to Present McKinley Lecture
January 26, 2004
Michael C. White, political editor for the "Manchester Guardian," former parliamentary correspondent and frequent radio and television commentator, will present a convocation, "The Ties that Bind: US-UK," at Mount Union College as part of the William McKinley Visiting Scholar Program on Tuesday, February 3 at 10:30 a.m. in the Myers Sanctuary of the Dewald Chapel. The convocation is free and open to the public.
White will give the McKinley Visiting Scholar lecture at Walsh College on Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Center Auditorium. This event is also free and open to the public. He will also be speaking at various events at Malone College.
As political editor for the "Manchester Guardian" in the United Kingdom and longtime reporter on elections throughout the world, White is a renowned observer of newsworthy trends, events and people. A frequent commentator on public radio or television, he has been editor at the "Guardian" since 1988 and, during the second Reagan term (from 1984 - 88), covered presidential elections from Washington D.C. He also covered the fall of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1986 Philippine elections and United Kingdom elections from 1979- 2001. From 1976 - 84 he was Parliamentary correspondent for "The Guardian," covering the rise and fall of Margaret Thatcher.
In prior years he worked also at the "London Evening Standard" and the "Reading Evening Post." More recently, he has been responsible for The Guardian's domestic political coverage in Britain and for reporting on England's political relations with the European Union and the United States. He is an honors graduate of University College in London, with a specialization in American history.
The William McKinley Visiting Scholar Program was made possible through an initial grant made jointly to the institutions of Malone College, Mount Union College and Walsh University by the First Educational and Charitable Trust, which was organized in 1967 with a grant from the Timken Foundation of Canton.