Joe Scarborough kicks off PNW's Sinai Forum

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough will kick off the Sinai Forum.

Political analyst and MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough, a former U.S. Congressman, kicks off this year's Sinai Forum at Purdue University Northwest in Westville.

Scarborough, who's also a New York Times best-selling author, will give a talk at 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on the PNW Westville Campus at 1401 U.S. 421. Doors open at 3 p.m.

"As the face of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe," former U.S. Congressman Joe Scarborough pulls from his experience in Republican politics to lead candid discussions about the important issues facing America each day," Purdue University Northwest said in a press release. "Scarborough is known for bringing the same energy to his speeches as he does his morning show. With his off-the-cuff commentary, he offers a fast-paced perspective on the current political and media landscape." 

Scarborough has racked up a host of honors, including being named to the TIME 100 and being listed in Vanity Fair's top power players in the media along with his co-host Mika Brzezinski. The former Congressman from Florida has been in the headlines recently for publicly clashing with President Donald Trump and announcing he was leaving the Republican Party because it no longer reflected his values.

Sinai Forum Executive Director Leslie Plesac will host the program and allow audience members to ask face-to-face questions in a town hall-style setting.

Tickets run $100 for six Sinai Forum talks this year and can be purchased online at  pnw.edu/sinai-forum or in person at The Lubeznik Center for the Arts at 101 W. Second St. in Michigan City, Kabelin Hardware at 512 Andrew Ave. in La Porte and the Porter County Community Foundation at 1401 Calumet Ave. in Valparaiso.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.