Chris Hayes Visits Campus on November 8

The Emmy-winning MSNBC host is the second speaker in the College's Annual Student Engagement Lecture Series.

Chris HayesEmmy-winning Chris Hayes will be the second speaker in Manhattan College's Annual Student Engagement Lecture Series on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at noon. The event will take place in the Kelly Commons Great Room, on the fifth floor of the building, at 3900 Waldo Avenue, across the street from the main entrance to campus.

A Bronx native, Hayes hosts "All In with Chris Hayes" at 8 p.m. Eastern Monday through Friday on MSNBC. His recent book, “A Colony In A Nation” is a New York Times best best-seller.

Previously Hayes hosted the weekend program "Up w/ Chris Hayes," which premiered in 2011. Prior to joining MSNBC as an anchor, he had served as a frequent substitute host for "The Rachel Maddow Show" and "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell." Hayes became a MSNBC contributor in 2010 and has been with "The Nation" since 2007.

Hayes is a former Fellow at Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. From 2008-10, he was a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. From 2005 to 2006, he was a Schumann Center Writing Fellow at In These Times.

Since 2002, Hayes has written on a wide variety of political and social issues, from union organizing and economic democracy, to the intersection of politics and technology. His essays, articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, The Guardian, and The Chicago Reader.

Hayes' first book, "Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy," which is about the crisis of authority in American life, was published in June 2012 and became a New York Times best-seller.

Hayes graduated from Brown University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.

The events is free and open to the public. If you need any more information about the Student Engagement Lecture Series, contact John Bennett at

By Pete McHugh