2023 Red Smith Lecture: How to Read Washington


Carlos Lozada '93

Pulitzer Prize-winner and New York Times Opinion columnist

Carlos Lozada is an Opinion columnist for The New York Times and author of What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era. He won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2019 and was a finalist for the award in 2018. Previously he was the Washington Post’s Outlook editor and has overseen news coverage of economics and national security. He received the 2015 National Book Critics Circle’s citation for excellence in reviewing. Previously, he was managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine and a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at Columbia University. 

At Notre Dame, Lozada majored in economics and political science. He went on to earn a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University. In 2022–23, he is a practitioner in residence at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. 

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