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Author James Traub To Speak For Scarsdale Forum

Author James Traub will speak Dec. 16 as part of the Scarsdale Sunday Speaker Series.
Author James Traub will speak Dec. 16 as part of the Scarsdale Sunday Speaker Series. Photo Credit: Contributed

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The Scarsdale Forum will continue its 2012-13 Sunday Speaker Series on Dec. 16, as it welcomes James Traub, an authority on national politics.

Traub will speak about the impact of November’s election at 3 p.m. at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club, 37 Drake Road. He is a weekly columnist at and has written for several national publications.

The author has written extensively about international affairs, national politics, urban affairs and education in The New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker and others. In recent years, he has reported from more than 15 war-stricken countries.

Traub’s most recent books include “The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did)” and “The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the U.N. in the Era of American World Power.” He is currently writing a biography of John Quincy Adams and teaches a class in foreign policy as part of New York University’s Sheikh Mohammad Scholarship Program in Abu Dhabi.

Following his speech on energy, the audience will have an opportunity to interact with Traub.

The Sunday Speaker Series is free and open to the public, courtesy of a grant from the Irving J. Sloan Education Fund, made possible by the Liz Claiborne-Arthur Ortenberg Foundation.

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