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Maureen Dowd: Now what do we do?

As America’s best-known female newspaper columnist, Maureen Dowd has covered seven presidential campaigns and brings an astute take on contemporary American politics and its leaders.

Chaired by Julia Baird. 

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“Perpetual optimism is annoying. It is a sign that you are not paying attention.”

Maureen Dowd

Legendary columnist Maureen Dowd brings an uncompromising view of US politics and culture.

As a long-time columnist for The New York Times, Maureen Dowd is one of the most recognized and most read newspaper writers in the world. In her only Sydney event, she sits down with her old friend, journalist Julia Baird, for an intimate and wide-ranging conversation about this astonishing era in US politics, the #metoo movement and where it might lead, and the unique importance of long-term female friendships.

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Maureen Dowd began her journalism career in 1974 and became an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times in 1995. Across her career, she has written for GQ, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated and many other publications. Maureen has covered seven presidential campaigns and served as The Times’ White House correspondent. In 1999 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and has since published two bestsellers; Bushworld in 2004 and Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide in 2005. Her latest book The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics was published in 2016. 

Chaired by Julia Baird 

Julia Baird is a journalist, broadcaster and author. She hosts The Drum on ABCTV, and writes columns for the Sydney Morning Herald and The New York Times, along with investigative reports for ABC News. Julia also has a PhD in history. Her most recent book, best selling Victoria: The Queen was published in several countries and was called one of the best books of the year by The New York Times. 

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