Carville to speak at UW Tacoma April 20

James Carville, a leading political consultant and author who helped guide Bill Clinton to presidential victory in 1992, will speak about American politics at UW Tacoma on Monday, April 20. Carville is the first speaker to visit UW Tacoma as the Arthur R. and Anna Mae Paulsen Lecturer. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in UW Tacoma’s William W. Philip Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Because of limited seating, tickets will be required for entry to the lecture. Community members and UW Tacoma faculty and staff can reserve free tickets at or by calling the UW Tacoma Office of Advancement at (253) 692-4753.

Students may reserve tickets through the UW Tacoma Division of Student Affairs. Student tickets must be reserved in person during the week of April 13. Learn more by calling (253) 692-4501.

Carville will also meet with students early in the day and sign copies of his books after the lecture.

Since his work on the 1992 Clinton election, Carville has focused on foreign political consulting, working with political clients around the world. He has also worked as a television and film producer, hosted talk shows, acted and written a number of books. With his wife Mary Matalin, former assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney, Carville wrote All’s Fair: Love, War and Running for President, which spent eight weeks on The New York Times best-seller list. Carville is also a regular commentator on CNN and host of XM Radio’s 60/20 weekly sports show.

University of Washington student and Tacoma native Arthur Paulsen, now a retired judge and state legislator, made a pledge of $1 million and created the Arthur R. and Anna Mae Paulsen Endowed Visiting Chair in Public Affairs, an annual lecture series designed to bring provocative, nationally known speakers to the UW Tacoma campus. The annual holder of the chair will deliver a major public address on campus and meet with students. Paulsen hopes that speakers of this caliber will spark public discourse, create future generations of informed citizens and inspire today’s students to change the world.