Newt Gingrich Speaks at Scripps College

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CLAREMONT, Calif. (January 25, 2010) — Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the United States House of Representatives and conservative visionary, will speak at Scripps College on Wednesday, February 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Garrison Theater as part of the fourth annual Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program. The event is free and open to the public, and a book signing will follow the talk.

Gingrich’s speech, “Effective Leadership for Real Change,” will address the nature of leadership, what he has learned from his active political career, policy changes in environmental protection, and health care policy from beyond a partisan divide.

Known as the architect of the “Contract with America,” Gingrich was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 1995 for his leading role in returning the U.S. House majority to the Republican Party for the first time in 40 years.

As an author, Gingrich has published 20 books, including The New York Times best-seller 5 Principles for a Successful Life: From Our Family to Yours, which he co-authored with his daughter Jackie Cushman Gingrich. With his wife, Callista, Gingrich hosts and produces documentaries that reflect his views on leadership and patriotism — Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, We Have the Power, and Rediscovering God in America.

Gingrich currently serves as co-chairman of the National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care and is recognized as an expert on world history, military issues, and international affairs. He was recently named co-chair of the UN Task Force, a bi-partisan Congressional effort to reform the United Nations.

Priority seating in Garrison Theater will be given to members of the Scripps College community with their Scripps College ID. Limited seating will be available to others on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional program information, please call the Malott Commons office at (909) 607-9372.

The Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program, established by the Malott family in memory of Elizabeth Hubert Malott ’53, makes manifest Ms. Malott’s belief that a range of opinions about the world — especially opinions with which we may not agree, or think we do not agree — leads to a better educational experience. Although the primary audience for this annual program is the Scripps College student body, all members of the Claremont community and the general public are welcome.