C-SPAN founder to lead Master Class on April 11

March 27, 2013  

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — C-SPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb on April 11 will lead a Purdue University classroom forum about current events, media and government.

The class is 9-10:15 a.m. in Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142, and the event is open to the public on a first-come basis. Lamb, C-SPAN founder and executive chairman and Purdue alumnus, is speaking as part of "The Communicators With Brian Lamb," a course he co-teaches with Ambassador Carolyn Curiel, a clinical professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and former White House senior aide, U.S. ambassador and journalist.

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.

The event is part of the Project Impact series, and it is an audience-interactive forum. Audience members will be able to participate in an instant poll using their cell phones, and audience members can ask questions at microphones or via Twitter (@Project_Impact).

Project Impact, which launched its lecture series in 2010, is an experiential learning initiative in which students produce forums with historians, government officials, journalists, media executives and successful practitioners in their fields of interest. Curiel is the founder and director of Project Impact.

The Project Impact series has been made possible through support from the Office of the Provost, College of Engineering, Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), Krannert School of Management, International Programs, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, Department of History, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue Alumni Association, College of Education, Purdue Exponent, College of Technology, Department of Political Science, and members of the Lafayette community.

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Sources: Elizabeth Dorrance Hall, Project Impact graduate assistant, edorranc@purdue.edu

Carolyn Curiel, curiel@purdue.edu

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