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FAU Jupiter’s Lifelong Learning Society Presents Author Jonathan Alter

JUPITER, Fla. (January 22, 2013) - Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter presents the 2013 Elinor Bernon Rosenthal Distinguished Guest Lecturer Series with “Between the Lines: Politics, Media and Society.”  The lecture, presented by author Jonathan Alter, will take place on Tuesday, January 22, at 7 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Society complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.

Alter’s lecture, will offer a unique behind-the-scenes take on the life inside the Obama White House, analyzing where the President has succeeded and failed.

Alter is an award-winning author, reporter, columnist and television analyst. Since 2011, Alter has written a column for Bloomberg View, a worldwide commentary site housed under Bloomberg News. He spent 28 years at Newsweek, where he was a longtime senior editor and columnist and wrote more than 50 cover stories. He has also written for the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Monthly, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The New Republic and other publications. Since 1996, Alter has been an analyst and contributing correspondent for “NBC News” and “MSNBC.” His 2010 book, The Promise: President Obama, Year One, went to No. 4 on the New York Times “NonfictionBestseller List” and was one of the Times’ “Notable Books” of the year.


The Lifelong Learning Society at FAU Jupiter is dedicated to enriching the lives of adults of all ages by offering non-credit, university-level courses that are taught by highly qualified professors and distinguished guest lecturers.

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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