The Glenn Speaker Series presents
Legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Journalist; Associate Editor, The Washington Post; and Author of 22 Bestsellers
Thursday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m.
The Lovett School
The Glenn Speaker Series, made possible by the Jack and Anne Glenn Character Education Speakers Fund, was established in 2004 with the purpose of bringing to Lovett speakers and scholars who can engage our community on the critical matter of character as part of educating the whole child.
In the nearly 20 years since, Lovett has hosted world-renowned speakers, including Sarah Burns, Jon Meacham, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Wes Moore.
Now reporting on his tenth American president, Bob Woodward’s remarkable perspective is unmatched in journalism. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter takes audiences on a journey as only he can. From Nixon to the present, Woodward provides firsthand insights from having penetrated the White House, the Supreme Court, the CIA, the Pentagon, the Congress. He analyzes the successes and messes of the presidents he’s covered and offers important lessons—about governing, presidential leadership during economic, military, and national crises, about the expanding powers of the presidency, and about the role of the media. Woodward’s content is tailored to the interests of the audience and is an in-depth, non-partisan, fact-driven analysis of America’s current state through the lens of history. In the time since he uncovered the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein in 1973, Woodward has worked to shine a light on the inner-workings of secret government. In all, he has written 22 nonfiction bestsellers—16 of which went on to become #1; more than any modern-day author.
Robyn Curnow (P ’25, ’28), Moderator
Robyn Curnow is an award-winning journalist who most recently reported and anchored at CNN International. A native of South Africa, she began her career as a reporter and anchor for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the BBC. Curnow joined CNN in 2001 as a London-based correspondent. She moved to Johannesburg, becoming CNN’s correspondent in Africa, where she covered the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the World Cup, and Nelson Mandela (her conversation with Mandela on his 90th birthday was the last interview he gave). In 2014, Curnow relocated from Johannesburg to Atlanta to anchor the international desk. During her career, she has interviewed numerous newsmakers including President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, U2’s Bono, and First Lady Michelle Obama. Her reporting has been recognized with an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for excellence in journalism, a Royal Television Society Award for breaking news, and several Emmy Award nominations.