Ronan Farrow is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, where his investigative reporting has won the Pulitzer Prize for public service.  His latest book, Catch and Kill is a New York Times bestseller with a companion podcast, which has topped the Apple Podcast charts. He previously worked as an anchor and investigative reporter at MSNBC and NBC News with his print commentary and reporting appearing in publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. Before his career in journalism, he served as a State Department official in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and a member of the New York Bar. He recently completed a Ph.D. in political science at Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. 

The TOWN HALL Lecture Series has been captivating audiences for over 40 years.  Our presentations have included some of the most engaging, influential, entertaining and educational speakers in the world, which we welcome to stimulate, inspire and inform EVERY season.
In an area known for its arts and culture, TOWN HALL is among the many assets and known for producing presentations that are innovative, compelling and often “one and only” events that can’t be seen anywhere else.  This rich history means our patrons have incredibly high expectations for each new season, and we do our best to bring in speakers who bring something unique and special to Sarasota.
Many times our speakers are controversial, but we strive to bring speakers whose subject will cause you to think and maybe even get excited about the topic, whether pro or con.  TOWN HALL helps us all embrace our experience in hearing what others think, whether we agree or not. 
Proceeds from the TOWN HALL Lecture Series support the Ringling College of Art and Design Library and the RCLA student scholarship fund.

This is a Ringling Town Hall Performance, tickets are NOT sold through the Van Wezel. To purchase tickets, please click HERE, or call (941) 309-5100 if you have any questions or comments.

This event does NOT offer pre-show dining catered by Mattison's.

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Van Wezel dining in the Grand Foyer before the show!

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