Elaine Povich, senior staff writer for Pew Trusts’ Stateline news service, will be speaking at Flagler College in the Lewis Auditorium on Tuesday, November 13 on state powers. Her talk, titled “The Return of the Federalist: The Power of States in the Obama and Trump Eras,” is part of Flagler College’s Forum on Government and Public Policy series.
At Stateline, a daily reporting news service of Pew Trust, with analysis on trends in state policy, Elaine Povich covers consumer affairs, specifically budget and tax issues. She has previously reported on Capitol Hill for Newsday, United Press International, and the Chicago Tribune. She was awarded the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting of Congress.
Previously, Povich was the executive editor on The George Washington University project, “Face the Facts USA” and was the president of the Washington Press Club Foundation.
Povich holds a bachelor’s from Cornell University and a master’s Certificate in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Maryland, where she currently serves as an adjunct lecturer.
She is also the author of three books, her most recent work a biographical account of the late Sen. John McCain. The book spans from his childhood to January 2018 which marked his service as a statesman for 31 years.
For more than 30 years, the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited nationally-recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine to discuss issues of importance in regional, state and federal government. All Forums take place in Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m.
Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Phil Pownall at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice.
For more information on the Flagler College Forum, call (904) 826-8617 or visit www.flagler.edu/information-for/community-members/community-programs/lectures/forum-on-government-and-public-policy.