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Private Lives in the Public Eye: A free public panel on politics, ethics, and the media

Private Lives in the Public Eye: A free public panel on politics, ethics, and the media. Thursday, January 29, 2009, 6–7:30 p.m. UO Portland, White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch St., Portland. Free and open to the public.

In response to the controversy surrounding Portland Mayor Sam Adams, the public is invited to attend a free panel on politics, ethics, and the media: “Private Lives in the Public Eye.” The event is sponsored by the Oregon Council for the Humanities, in partnership with the George S. Turnbull Portland Center of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication and the City Club of Portland’s Agora Committee.

Instead of focusing on the specifics of the mayoral controversy, this event will address the broader ideas of privacy, ethics, and the media, with the intent of offering the public opportunities to critically reflect upon and analyze these divisive issues.

Panelists include the following: Tom Bivins, John L. Hulteng Chair in Media Ethics at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication; Caitlin Baggott, director of Politicorps, a program of the Bus Project, a nonprofit political organization; Robert Eisinger, associate professor and chair of the political science department at Lewis & Clark College; and Mark Zusman, editor of the Willamette Week. The panel will be moderated by Peter Steinberger, dean of the faculty of Reed College and Robert H. and Blanche Day Ellis Professor of Political Science and Humanities.

OCH is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. More information about OCH’s programs and publications, which include Oregon Chautauqua, Humanity in Perspective, Public Program Grants, Opportunity Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at www.oregonhum.org.

Oregon Council for the Humanities 813 SW Alder Street, Suite 702 • Portland, OR 97205 • (503) 241-0543 • www.oregonhum.org