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KNOXVILLE — Award-winning journalist and author Adam Clymer will be at UT on Wednesday, April 2, for a luncheon talk and book signing.

The luncheon, sponsored by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, begins at 11:30 a.m. in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive.

Clymer will be discussing his latest book, “Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of the Right,” which he wrote after doing extensive research of Sen. Baker’s papers housed in the Baker Center’s Modern Political Archives.

Clymer has kept Americans informed about their government for more than four decades, including more than 25 years as chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times. He has covered Congress, the White House and presidential campaigns. In 2004 he was named a visiting scholar at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as political director for the National Annenberg Election Survey. His previous books include “Reagan: The Man, the President” and “Edward M. Kennedy: A Biography.”

For more information, or to RSVP for this event, contact Rachel Berghorst at or (865) 974-0931. The cost is $15 per person (cash or check at the door).

The Baker Center is a nonpartisan center that develops educational programs and promotes civic engagement and research to further the public’s understanding and knowledge of our system of governance, critical public policy issues and the importance of public service. The center embodies a genuine respect for differing points of view, and it serves as a forum for discussion, debate, education and research.

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