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Year on Democracies April 1, 2022

Tuesday, April 12: Presidential Colloquium, Jennifer Rubin


Author and Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin—whose work provides insight into the conservative movement, the Republican and Democratic parties, and threats to Western democracies—will give a Presidential Colloquium on “Our Constitutional Inflection Point: Responses to Our Crisis of Democracy” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Sweeney Concert Hall.

The event, which is part of Smith’s Year on Democracies, is open to all with proof of vaccination. Masks are required. 

The colloquium will also be livestreamed on the Smith College Facebook page, no login required.

About Jennifer Rubin

Jennifer Rubin is an opinion writer for The Washington Post. She covers foreign and domestic politics and policy, and provides insight into the conservative movement, the Republican and Democratic parties, and threats to Western democracies. 

She is the author of “Resistance: How Women Saved Democracy From Donald Trump,” which Kirkus described as “an excellent contribution to the literature of contemporary electoral politics.” 

An MSNBC contributor and frequent guest on syndicated radio programs, Rubin came to the Post after three years with Commentary magazine. Prior to her career in journalism, Rubin practiced labor law for two decades, an experience that informs her work.

Rubin holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

About Smith’s Presidential Colloquium Series

The Presidential Colloquium regularly features influential thought leaders in a wide range of fields—from poets and writers to economists and policy experts—to share their expertise, offer insights and inspire discourse on key social, political and global topics that call for our attention.