Syndicated columnist and author E.J. Dionne Jr. will deliver a lecture titled “Will Enron or Saddam Dominate this Year’s Election?” at 4:15 p.m. Sept. 24 (Tuesday) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. Sponsored by the Hanley Lecture Series on Politics and Public Policy of Notre Dame’s Washington Program, the talk is free and open to the public.p. A columnist for the Washington Post since 1993, Dionne also is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He served as journalist-in-residence for Notre Dame’s Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics&Democracy in 1999-2000.p. Dionne is the author of two popular books about contemporary American politics, “Why Americans Hate Politics” and “They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era.” He is the editor of “Community Works: The Revival of Civil Society in America,” and was co-editor of “What’s God Got to Do with the American Experiment,” “Bush v. Gore,” and “Sacred Places, Civic Purposes: Should Government Help Faith-Based Charity?”p. After working for 14 years at The New York Times, Dionne joined the Post in 1990 as a correspondent covering national politics. He is a regular political analyst on National Public Radio and a frequent commentator on CNN, NBC, ABC, PBS and MSNBC.p. A native of Fall River, Mass., he was graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 1973 and received his doctorate from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.