This event is part of the CALS Speaker Series. All RSVP tickets have been reserved; if any seats become available, they will be offered to individuals on the waitlist.
New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean has been called “a national treasure” by The Washington Post. Her deeply moving explorations of American stories both familiar and obscure have earned her a reputation as one of America’s most distinctive journalistic voices. A staff writer for The New Yorker for over twenty years and a former contributing editor at Rolling Stone and Vogue,
Walter E. Hussman Jr., is the publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and a third-generation newspaperman whose family acquired a chain of newspapers stretching from Tennessee to Missouri. As publisher of the Arkansas Democrat, in 1991, Hussman purchased the assets of the Gazette and began publishing the Democrat-Gazette. Hussman will speak about the newspaper industry, including the recent decision to transition the Democrat-Gazette to a digital-only format Monday-Saturday.
Susan N. Herman was elected President of the American Civil Liberties Union in October 2008, after having served on the ACLU National Board of Directors, as a member of the Executive Committee, and as General Counsel. Herman holds a chair as Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. Her talk is titled “A Democrat and a Republican Walk into a Bar: Civil Liberties and Non-partisanship.” Co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.