New York Times political correspondent to speak at Purdue

February 19, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — New York Times national political correspondent Jonathan Martin will present "Choices and Decision: The 2014 and 2016 Elections" at Purdue University on Feb. 27.  

The luncheon forum, which is free and open to the public but with limited seating, is noon to 1 p.m. in Lawson Building, Room 1142. Doors open and free box lunches will be provided beginning at 11:30 a.m. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate throughout the forum by asking questions at the microphone or through Twitter @PurdueICC.

Martin is a political analyst and commentator and previously worked as the senior political writer for Politico as well as frequently appearing on television and radio. He is co-author of the New York Times bestseller "The End of the Line: Romney vs. Obama: The 34 Days that Decided the Election," and he received praise for his coverage of the 2012 presidential election.

Purdue Institute for Civic Communication, the event sponsor, is a nonpartisan organization focused on bringing real-world communication leaders and students together through innovative forums and classes. Sponsored by the Bill Daniels Fund of Denver, the institute is led by executive director Carolyn Curiel, a clinical professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and former White House speechwriter and U.S. ambassador.

This event is part of PICC's Communication Innovator series that will also feature the following events:

* April 2. "The Greatest Adventure: Neil Armstrong and the Moon Shot." Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University. This event is in partnership with the College of Engineering.

* April 12. Student debate on current political issues.

More information about PICC and these events is available at the PICC website, Facebook, through Twitter at @PurdueICC and by emailing the institute at

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723,

Source: Carolyn Curiel, 

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