September 11, 2006
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Bret Stephens, a member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal and former editor of the Jerusalem Post, will give a talk titled “After the War in Lebanon: The Situation, for Israel and the United States” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The second lecture in the series sponsored by the Colloquium on the American Founding at Amherst, Stephens’ talk is free and open to the public.

Stephens writes the “Global View” column on foreign affairs that runs every Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal and is also published in its European and Asian editions. A member of the Journal’s editorial board, he previously worked for the paper as an op-ed editor in New York and as an editorial writer in Brussels for The Wall Street Journal Europe.

From 2002 to 2004, Stephens was editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, where he was responsible for the paper’s news and editorial divisions and wrote a weekly column. He took that position at age 28, and in 2004 was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, where he is also a media fellow.

Raised in Mexico City, Stephens was educated at The University of Chicago and the London School of Economics.