C-SPAN founder to speak at Purdue about media, presidential election
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - C-SPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb will lead a classroom forum about media, politics and the presidential election at Purdue University on Feb. 28.
"Master Class With Brian Lamb," which is free and open to the public on a first-come basis, is 9-10:15 a.m. at the Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. A continental breakfast will be provided.
Lamb, also a Purdue alumnus, will lead a discussion with two liberal arts classes in communication and political science. Both classes are taught by Carolyn Curiel, clinical professor of communication and director of Project Impact, an initiative that features a variety of speakers leading up to the 2012 presidential election.
The event also will be streamed live via the Purdue website https://gomeet.itap.purdue.edu/lambclass
In 2011, Purdue named the Brian Lamb School of Communication after the alumnus who founded C-SPAN in 1979. Lamb, a Lafayette native, received his bachelor's degree in communication from Purdue.
During his visit Lamb also will meet with communication faculty, graduate students and staff.
Project Impact events for the rest of the semester will include two forums at Loeb Hall in Stewart Center. Like past forums, these will be interactive, with audience polling at the start of each event. Attendees also will be allowed to ask questions live or via Twitter. Both forums are free and open to the public.
* On March 22, C-SPAN co-president Susan Swain will moderate a discussion on social media and democracy. The panel will include Jonathan Perelman, global lead of industry relations, for Google; and Adam Sharp, Washington/political lead for Twitter. This forum will begin at 6:30 p.m.
* On April 5, a team of nationally recognized journalists and analysts from Bloomberg News, Bloomberg View and Bloomberg TV will discuss jobs and the economy beginning at 6 p.m. at Loeb. Panelists will include Bloomberg contributing commentators and analysts Michael Kinsley, and Margaret Carlson, as well as Ezra Klein, of The Washington Post; Ramesh Ponnuru, of The National Review; Clive Crook, of The Atlantic; and a local panelist to be announced.
Curiel, who is a former U.S. ambassador and senior White House aide, works with a group of students to develop and plan the forums. The Project Impact series is made possible through support from the Office of the Provost, members of the Lafayette community, the College of Education, the College of Engineering, the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), the Brian Lamb School of Communication, the Krannert School of Management, International Programs, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, the Department of History, the Purdue Alumni Association, the Purdue Exponent, the College of Technology, and the Department of Political Science.
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