Chatham University

Terence Samuel: "The Disappearing Undecided Voter"

10/23/2012 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

An award winning journalist and author, Terence Samuel is the deputy political editor at the Washington Post where he helps to direct coverage of Congress, the White House and the 2012 presidential election.
He is the author of The Upper House: A Journey Behind the Closed Doors of the U.S. Senate (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.), and was among the featured writers anthologized in Best American Political Writing 2009. In his review of “The Upper House” for the Washington Post, former Nebraska senator Bob Kerrey said: “I think "The Upper House" will help Americans understand how the Senate works -- and why it often doesn't. The book's portraits of senators at work should spread the word that they are just people like all the rest of us. But the book's greatest value may be in giving guidance to those who aspire to serve in what is still the world's greatest deliberative body”
Samuel spent more than two decades writing about some of the most contested political campaigns and contentious political issues in American life, including the 2000 presidential recount, the 50-50 Senate of the 107th Congress (2001-2003) and the politics of the Iraq war. He has been a national correspondent with The Philadelphia Inquirer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and chief congressional correspondent at U.S. News & World Report.

A graduate of the City College of New York, Samuel was a research fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University and a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and daughter.

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