Sean Spicer, a U.S. Navy veteran and the former press secretary and director of communications for President Donald Trump, is coming to The Woodlands to discuss his time in the White House and his book.
The Oct. 16 event will be hosted from 6-8:15 p.m. at The John Cooper School, but is being organized by the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston. There is a cost for tickets and pre-registration is required. All attendees will receive a copy of Spicer’s new book, “The Briefing: Politics, the Press and the President.”
Ronan O’Malley, director of programs for the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston, said the organization is specifically non-partisan and Spicer’s speech is part of their normal programming, which includes a diverse line-up of events and speakers at various locations throughout The Woodlands as well as in other areas of Houston.
“We are hosting the one event (with Spicer). Our mission is to inform the Houston region about world affairs,” O’Malley said. “Sean is coming here to give people a feel of what is going on in government since he left the (Trump) administration. He also seems to be trying to set the record straight about his time (in the White House).”
Spicer, who has drawn criticism from Democrats and the media from almost his first week on the job, was the 28th White House press secretary and communications director in history. The veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve, Spicer has a long resume of government and political jobs including at the state and national level. From 2011-2015, he was heavily involved with the Republican National Committee, having worked as communications director and later as a chief strategist. He is a graduate of both Connecticut College and the Naval War College.
Tickets for the event are on sale, and range from $45 to $60 depending on whether or not an attendee is a member of the the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston. For more information on tickets and other programs, visit the organization’s website or call 713-522-7811. The John Cooper School is located at One John Cooper Drive, The Woodlands. Spicer’s speech will be inside the school’s Performing Arts Center.