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Simpson College to host discussion with political pundit Guy Benson

National columnist and commentator to talk about the future of the Republican Party


Simpson College will host a virtual discussion with political editor of Townhall.com and Fox News contributor Guy Benson at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Benson will speak on the future of the Republican Party.

The virtual event is free and open to the public via Zoom. Register at simpson.zoom.us.

Benson hosts the “Guy Benson Show” on Fox News Radio and co-authored “End of Discussion” with Mary Katharine Ham in 2015. He is a familiar voice on the nationally-syndicated Hugh Hewitt radio show – which he regularly guest hosts – and contributes to NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

Cover art for "End of Discussion," the book  with Mary Katharine Ham in 2015.
Benson co-authored "End of Discussion" with Mary Katharine Ham in 2015.

“The Culver Center is excited to host Millennial conservative Guy Benson, who will offer his insights into the future direction of the Republican Party in the wake of the tumultuous 2020 election cycle,” said Seth Andersen, director of the John C. Culver Public Policy Center. “Benson’s trenchant critiques of political hypocrisy and opportunism on the left and the right are hallmarks of his principled conservatism and commitment to open dialogue and debate.”

A fixture on the national speaking circuit, Benson was named to Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 Law and Policy list in 2015. The Huffington Post included him in its 2017 roster of the 25 Top Millennial Broadcasters in American News and Politics. Benson also received the College Republican National Committee’s biannual Lee Atwater Outstanding Young Conservative award. 

The event is presented by the Culver Public Policy Center.

About the John C. Culver Public Policy Center
The John C. Culver Public Policy Center was established at Simpson College in 2010 to honor the service of John C. Culver, who served the people of Iowa for 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Simpson College strives to honor the example of the late John C. Culver by inspiring young people to pursue careers in public service with integrity and moral courage. The Center’s nonpartisan programs seek to educate and inspire young people to actively participate in our democracy and encourage them to consider public service as their life’s work.

About Simpson College
Simpson College is a private, liberal arts college located in Iowa with campuses in Indianola, West Des Moines and online. Founded in 1860, the college has 1,268 undergraduate and graduate students. Simpson offers 74 majors, minors and programs in addition to three graduate programs. Outside of the classroom, Simpson is a member of the NCAA Division III American Rivers Conference, hosts eight Greek houses on campus and sponsors many extracurricular options for student involvement.

Event Contact
Seth Andersen, director of the John C. Culver Public Policy Center at Simpson College
Direct: 515-961-1354
Email: seth.andersen@simpson.edu
Media Contact
Cathy Cole, vice president for marketing and strategic communication
Direct: 515-961-1595
Email: cathy.cole@simpson.edu