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Washington Post political correspondent Dan
Balz to speak at 2013 Buchheit Family Lecture
Dan Balz, political correspondent for the Washington Post, is the
speaker for the University of South Carolina’s Buchheit Family
Lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
The lecture, titled “The Political Landscape after 2012,” will
take place at 7 p.m. in the Gambrell Hall auditorium. It is free
and open to the public. Help us estimate attendance by
registering here if you plan to attend.
Balz will discuss the political climate in
the aftermath of the 2012 election, touching on the meaning of the
election for both parties and what the election did and didn't do
to break the political gridlock in the country.
Dan Balz has worked for the Washington Post since 1978, serving as
national editor, political editor and White House correspondent prior
to becoming chief correspondent. In 2011, he received the White House
Correspondents' Association's Merriman Smith award for excellence
in presidential coverage under pressure. He is completing a book
on the 2012 presidential election campaign.
The Buchheit Family Lecture Series was created in 2000 in honor of
the late Phil Buchheit, the former president and chairman of Mid-South
Management Company and the former publisher of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.
The series is sponsored by the Buchheit Family Endowment, which provides
undergraduate scholarships and graduate and doctoral fellowships
to students of the university’s School of Journalism and Mass
For more information on the Buchheit Family Lecture Series, contact
Annie Lambert at 803-777-6791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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