For Immediate Release: Sept. 21, 1998
Contact: Denise Cante, (202) 885-5950
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- American University's School of Communication will host a teach-in featuring an University-wide discussion, "Perspectives on the Clinton Crisis," for students and faculty to explore the historical, legal and political ramifications of the scandal. It will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Ward 1, AU Ward Circle Building, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Panelists will include:
Patricia Aufderheide, professor of communication, School of Communication. Aufderheide specializes in telecommunications policy and the social impact of mass media;
Caleen Sinnette Jennings, associate professor of theater, Department of Performing Arts. She is an expert on play writing, acting and presentation skills;
Allan Lichtman, chair and professor of history, College of Arts and Sciences. Lichtman is a leading expert on the presidency, presidential and congressional campaigns, voting behavior, public opinion, and political history. He is well known for his "13 Keys" system, featured in his renowned book Keys to the White House, which predicted President Clinton's victory in 1996;
Karen O'Connor, chair and professor of government, School of Public Affairs. She is an expert on American politics, the Supreme Court, and women and politics;
Jamin Raskin, professor of law, Washington College of Law. He teaches constitutional law, First Amendment law, and criminal law and procedure, and codirects the Program on Law and Government;
Leonard Steinhorn, assistant professor of communication, School of Communication. Steinhorn teaches political communication, public relations, and media studies. He is a former congressional speechwriter, press secretary, and policy advisor, and frequently comments on the presidency, political campaigns, and the media's role in politics and elections;
James Thurber, professor of government, School of Public Affairs. He is founder and director of AU's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. Thurber is an expert on American government and politics, public opinion, the presidency, presidential-congressional relations, campaigns and elections, the congressional budget process, congressional reform, and lobbying reform;
Michael E. Tigar, professor of law, Washington College of Law. Tigar represented Terry Nichols in the Oklahoma City bombing trial. He is an expert on such issues as Constitutional Law, the Supreme Court, criminal law and procedure, human rights, litigation, and aspects of trial practice.
Sanford J. Ungar, dean of the School of Communication, will moderate the discussion.
The event is free and open to the public. For media assistance, please call Denise Cante at (202) 885-5952.