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R. Lynn Sauls Endowed Lecture Series


A conversation with David French

Iles P.E. Center

07:00 PM-

About the Speaker

David French is a bestselling author and columnist for The New York Times.

A graduate of Harvard Law School in Massachusetts, French was previously a senior editor at The Dispatch, published in North Carolina, and a contributing writer at The Atlantic, which is based in D.C. He is a former constitutional litigator and a past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. A former major in the United States Army Reserve and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, French was awarded the Bronze Star.

His most recent book is Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation.  

About the Lecture Series

This lectureship honors the vision, hard work, and dedication of Lynn Sauls, ’52, PhD, former chair of what is now the School of Journalism and Communication at Southern Adventist University. Serving as a professor and leader in the department in the 1980s and ’90s, Sauls helped establish this academic area as it exists today. He strengthened the journalism curriculum and grew the department, connecting with industry professionals and encouraging strong writing skills. Following his retirement in 1996, he stayed connected with his alma mater, serving as an adjunct instructor for a number of years. He recently passed away in 2023 at 90 years old.

This annual lecture series celebrates Sauls’ legacy by inviting prominent journalists and top communication professionals to campus to inspire a new generation of truth seekers, storytellers, and influencers.

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