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3/27/2008 Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center director to speak at Linfield

press image McMINNVILLE – Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on "Making Sense of the 2008 Presidential Election" Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium at Linfield College.

Jamieson is an expert on political campaigns and is the author of 15 books. In addition to her post at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, she is also the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

She is the author, co author or editor of "unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation," "The 2000 Presidential Election and the Foundations of Party Politics," "The Press Effect," "Everything You Think You Know About Politics...and Why You’re Wrong," "Dirty Politics: Deception, Distraction and Democracy," "Beyond the Double Bind: Women and Leadership," and "Spiral of Cynicism: Press and Public Good." She received the Speech Communication Association's Golden Anniversary Book Award for "Packaging the Presidency" and the Winans Wichelns Book Award for "Eloquence in an Electronic Age." During the 2004 general election, Jamieson regularly appeared on "NOW" with Bill Moyers and "The Newshour."

Jamieson has received numerous teaching and service awards including the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award. She is the recipient of many fellowships and grants including support from The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Ford Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The MacArthur Foundation and The Carnegie Corporation of New York. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored through the Edith Green Endowed Lectureship at Linfield College. It was established by friends and family to honor Congresswoman Edith Green through regular lectures in the areas of education and government. Green served in Congress for two decades. She also served as a member of the Linfield Board of Trustees.

For more information, call 503-883-2477.