“Politics on the PublicMind” Fall 2012 Lecture Series Announced

MADISON, N.J. (September 4, 2012)—Fairleigh Dickinson University’s “Politics on the PublicMind” lecture series will feature alumni Michael Lesser, former advertising advisor to President Nixon, in part one titled, “Campaigns and Elections,” of a two-part series. The second part of the series will cover “Law and Society,” and will include four distinguished guests. 

Lesser’s presentations will be held on three different Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Lenfell Hall starting on Sept. 25. The second part of the lecture series will cover “Law and Society” on Thursdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. starting Nov. 1 in the newly renovated Orangerie Room.  All of the following events will take place at FDU’s College at Florham.

Lesser’s discussion on Sept. 25 is titled, “An FDU Mad Man goes to Washington: Stories from The Nixon re-election campaign.” On Oct. 9, the discussion is titled, “60 Years of Presidential Campaign Advertising: And what it says about us.” Lesser’s final presentation on Oct. 23 will cover, “Obama v. Romney on TV: Who’s winning the advertising war.”

Part two of the lecture series kicks-off on Nov. 1 with Robert Edward ‘Midget’ Molley, advocate for abused inmates, who will cover, “Staying Free of Crime, Gangs and Violence.” Debbie Denno, Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, will present, “Lethal Injection: The Canary in the Mine Shaft of the Death Policy.” 

On Nov. 15, Saad Soliman, founder and CEO of Soliman Consulting, Inc., will cover a presentation on “TRI-Problems, Try Solutions: A logistical and thorough analysis of the complexities of Re-Entry.” To conclude the series will be The Honorable Charles Hynes discussing, “Public Safety and Recidivism Reduction.” 

FDU’s PublicMind™ is a survey research group that examines politics, society, popular culture, consumer and economic trends.  PublicMind and FDU’s College at Florham Library sponsor the lecture series, “Politics on the PublicMind” to which the public is invited each semester. More information about PublicMind is available at http://publicmind.fdu.edu.

To reserve a seat, contact Colleen Di Gregorio at (973) 443 8530 or e-mail colleend@fdu.edu. A donation of $85 to the “Friends of the Library” to help cover the cost of these seminars would be gratefully accepted. The sessions are free to students, faculty, staff and FDU alumni. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, N.J.

For Immediate Release

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