Fw: CFR Release: Michael Gerson, Former Bush Speechwriter, Joins Council
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>>Subject: CFR Release: Michael Gerson, Former Bush Speechwriter, Joins Council
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>>Michael J. Gerson, Former Top Bush Aide, Joins Council
>>Contact: Lisa Shields, Communications, 212-434-9888, lshields@...
>>July 31, 2006? Michael J. Gerson, President George W. Bush?s longtime
>>speechwriter and adviser, will join the Council on Foreign Relations as
>>senior fellow on July 31. He will author a book on the future of
>>conservatism, and speak and write on issues such as global health and
>>development, religion and foreign policy, and the democracy agenda.
>>?I am thrilled to welcome Mike to the Council,? said President Richard N.
>>Haass. ?It is not just that he is one of the country?s great writers,
>>which he most certainly is. It is also that he is one of this country?s
>>most important thinkers?someone in a position to have a significant impact
>>on the debate about this country?s purpose in the world.?
>>Gerson was named assistant to the president for policy and strategic
>>planning by President Bush in February 2005. He previously had served as
>>assistant to the president for speechwriting and policy adviser since July
>>2002. He served as deputy assistant to the president and director of
>>presidential speechwriting from January 2001 to July 2002.
>>Prior to joining the administration, Gerson was chief speechwriter and
>>senior policy adviser for the Bush for President Campaign. Earlier in his
>>career, he was the senior editor covering politics at U.S. News & World
>>Report. He was also the speechwriter and policy adviser for Congressman
>>Jack Kemp, speechwriter for Senator Bob Dole during the 1996 presidential
>>campaign, and policy director for Senator Dan Coats.
>>Gerson received his bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in Illinois.
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