Stephen Hayes to Discuss Election at Mercer’s Executive Forum


ATLANTA/MACON — Mercer University’s Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, will feature Stephen Hayes, senior writer for The Weekly Standard and a FOX News contributor, on Oct. 30 for a talk titled “One Week Until Election Day.” He will speak to Executive Forum members and invited guests during a lunch presentation at the Capital City Club in Atlanta at noon and a dinner presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the Presidents Dining Room of the University Center on the University’s Macon campus.

Hayes is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard and a FOX News Contributor. He has reported extensively on the 2012 presidential election from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and many other key Republican primary states. His recent interview with Mitt Romney generated wide discussion about Romney’s views on the size and scope of government.

He is the author of two New York Times best sellers: The Connection: How al Qaeda’s Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America and Cheney: The Untold Story of America’s Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President.

His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Reason, National Review and many other publications. Hayes has written extensively about national politics, international affairs and the country’s current political leadership.

Hayes is a regular member of the “FOX News All Stars” on Special Report with Bret Baier and a frequent panelist on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace. Before joining FOX, Hayes was part of CNN’s “Best Political Team on Television,” which won a Peabody Award for its coverage of the 2008 elections. Other media appearances have included: NPR’s Talk of the Nation, TODAY, Good Morning America, Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week, FOX News Sunday, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, Hardball with Chris Matthews, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

A native of Wauwatosa, Wis., and a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., Hayes studied public policy at Georgetown University and received his M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He previously worked as a senior writer at National Journal’s Hotline and as director of the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University.

The Executive Forum is a membership organization composed of businesses, organizations and individuals. Events are by invitation only to members. For more information on membership, call (678) 547-6392 in Atlanta or (478) 301-2943 in Macon or visit

About the Executive Forum, Presented by BB&T
The Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, is a business outreach program of Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, and the Office of University Advancement. The Executive Forum provides business professionals with an opportunity to hear nationally noted speakers while networking with other business leaders. For more information, call Mercer’s Office of University Advancement in Atlanta at (678) 547-6392 or in Macon at (478) 301-4169 or visit

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah – and four regional academic centers across the state. The Mercer Health Sciences Center launched July 1, 2012, and includes the University’s medical, nursing and pharmacy schools and will add a fourth college – the College of Health Professions – on July 1, 2013. Mercer is affiliated with four teaching hospitals – Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The University also has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. It operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program.
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