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Political analyst Larry Sabato will discuss President Barack Obama’s first year and the upcoming mid-term elections at the annual Friends of the Boatwright Memorial Library Peple Lecture at the University of Richmond Feb. 21.


Sabato, the Robert Kent Gooch chair of politics and director of the Center for Politics at University of Virginia, will speak at 2:30 p.m. in Jepson Alumni Center, Robins Pavilion. The talk is free and open to the public.


Author of 20 books, including “Overtime! The Election of 2000 Thriller” and “The Year of Obama,” Sabato is a frequent commentator for news media about national and state politics. He holds an M.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has been on Virginia’s faculty since 1978.


The Edward C. and Mary S. Peple Lectureship annually brings nationally recognized librarians or scholars to the university. Edward Peple served on the Richmond faculty and as dean of the graduate school and associate provost.


For more information, call 804-289-8454.