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Contact: Jason Edington
October 17, 2006                                                                                (707)467-1004

                                                                                                             Interactive Seminar on the Power of Money in Washington Scheduled

Mendocino College - Ukiah, California - A nationally recognized political analyst, Jeffrey Birnbaum will present a 60-minute interactive seminar entitled “Money Talks:  Lobbyists and the Power of Money in Washington” on Tuesday, October 24, 2006, at 4:30 P.M.  The seminar, which will be conducted LIVE via satellite broadcast, will be aired at Mendocino College in the Little Theater, located in the Lowery Library Building. Attendees will have the opportunity to call-in or email questions to Mr. Birnbaum.

Jeffrey Birnbaum is an award-winning columnist for the Washington Post, where he pens the popular column “K Street Confidential.”  He is a political analyst for the Fox News Channel, a regular panelist on PBS’s “Washington Week,” and an on-air commentator for National Public Radio’s “Marketplace.”  Prior to joining the Post, he headed Fortune magazine’s Washington Bureau, acted as a senior political correspondent for Time magazine, and spent 16 years with the Wall Street Journal.

Jeffrey Birnbaum will explore three aspects of money and politics including how and why money has grown in volume and importance in the political process, what problems the growth of money has created for government policy, and what is being done and what might be done to change things in this area.  He will connect the realms of politics, business, lobbying, and campaign fund-raising as he discusses the power of money in Washington.

Following the seminar, there will be a Question and Answer session facilitated by Dr. Rebecca Montes.

The program, which is co-produced by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), is the third installment of a four-part Honors Satellite Seminar Series entitled Gold, Gods, and Glory:  The Global Dynamics of Power.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, is the oldest and largest honor society in American higher education with 1,200 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the British Virgin Islands and U.S. territorial possessions. More than two million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 100,000 students inducted annually. 


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