MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Wednesday, January 25 (at 7:30 pm), the Montclair Kimberley Academy History Department will host “The Presidential Election: What Does It Mean?” a panel discussion featuring Jay Nordlinger, senior editor of National Review, and Lynn Sherr, author and senior correspondent for ABC News for more than 30 years. This evening will be moderated by Duncan Currie, Class of 2000, who worked at National Review from 2009 to 2011 and is currently senior speechwriter and communications advisor at BP.

Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor at National Review who writes chiefly about politics, foreign affairs and the arts. He has written several books, including Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators, which was published in 2015. His latest book is a collection of essays entitled Digging In. He is also the host of two podcasts: Need to Know and Q&A.

Lynn Sherr is an award-winning broadcaster and bestselling author. She was a correspondent for more than 30 years at ABC News, including 20 at the newsmagazine 20/20. Her latest book is Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, which was published in 2014 and became a New York Times Bestseller. 

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Our moderator, Duncan Currie, graduated from MKA in 2000 and went on to write for the Crimson newspaper while attending Harvard University. Since then, he has worked as a writer and editor at The Weekly Standard, the American Enterprise Institute and National Review, and also as editorial director of the Bush Institute. From 2011 to 2014, he served as chief speechwriter and senior policy advisor for Texas Senator John Cornyn. Duncan currently is the chief U.S. speechwriter for BP.

This event, which is open to the public and free of charge, will be held at the MKA Upper School Campus in the new Academic Center, 6 Lloyd Road, Montclair. For more information, contact David Hessler at or call 973-842-2882