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The Dish Blogger Andrew Sullivan to Speak at Kent State Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series

Posted Feb. 4, 2013

Journalist, author and The Dish blogger Andrew Sullivan will present “Knowing (and Loving) Thine Enemy: Gays, Conservatives and Common Ground” at Kent State’s Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m., in the Kent Student Center Kiva. A reception will follow at 7:30 p.m. in Room 204 at the Kent Student Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Sullivan is known for his provocative, astute, political and social commentary, as well as sharp debating skills. Along with blogging for The Dish, Sullivan is a regular panelist on The Chris Matthews Show and Real Time with Bill Maher. He is a contributor to the Newsweek and The Daily Beast, and a columnist for The Sunday Times of London. He was one of the first journalists to experiment with blogging. Sullivan now writes 250 to 300 posts per week for The Dish that include incisive analysis and observations about the politics, sociocultural issues, foreign affairs and religion. His blog reaches more than 1.3 million subscribers.

Sullivan was The New Republic’s youngest editor-in-chief, and has been acknowledged for making the magazine more relevant to his generation. He was named Editor of the Year by AdWeek and has received multiple National Magazine Awards. More recently, he served as senior editor for The Atlantic after working for Time and The New York Times.

Sullivan is the author of five books, most notably Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality, known as the first text to advocate civil marriage rights for gay couples. Sullivan is a practicing Catholic, but challenges the church’s beliefs on gay life.

The Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series is funded by the Office of the Provost and coordinated by the Honors College. Notify the Honors College at 330-672-2312 if special accommodations for disabilities are needed.

To see examples of Sullivan’s blogs, visit