Upper School History Chair Lorne Swarthout Reflects on World Affairs Breakfast Club at Reunion

Upper School History Chair Lorne Swarthout, who is retiring at the end of the current school year, addressed alumni, faculty and staff as the keynote speaker at Berkeley Carroll’s annual Alumni Reunion on May 19.

Mr. Swarthout founded the World Affairs Breakfast Club, a student/faculty group in which members talk about current events, often with expert guests, in 2001. His speech, “A Seat at the Breakfast Club Table,” focused on the group’s discussions of President Donald Trump since the celebrity-turned-politician announced his candidacy two years ago.

“I’m a newshound and the World Affairs Breakfast Club has given me an opportunity, a responsibility, to spend time, way too much time, reading and listening and watching what’s going on in the world,” he said. “What’s more, I’ve been able to talk about it with students who are witnessing this panorama for the first time. The Breakfast Club has been the very definition of a labor of love.”

Watch Mr. Swarthout’s full speech in the video above!

Read the World Affairs Breakfast Club blog.
Learn more about the World Affairs Breakfast Club in the BC Magazine.