Two Experts on Political Policy to Speak

SALEM, VA- Roanoke College's Henry H. Fowler Public Policy Lecture Series presents "The Political and Policy Consequences of the 2006 Elections" on Wednesday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Roanoke College's Olin Theater. The speakers will be Mara Liasson, a national political correspondent with National Public Radio and political analyst with FOX News, and Michael Barone, principal co-author of the Almanac of American Politics, a senior writer with U.S. News and World Report and political analyst with FOX News. Complimentary tickets are required and available at www.roanoke.edu/tickets or by calling (540) 378-5125. Tickets may also be obtained from the Olin Box Office, Monday - Friday, 1 - 4 p.m., (540) 375-2333.

Liasson and Barone will interpret the political and policy consequences of the 2006 elections.

The Fowler lecture program serves as a forum for public affairs on the Roanoke College campus. Since its initiation in 1983, the program has brought to campus such political figures as former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford; former U.N. ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick; former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and Lawrence Eagleburger; civil rights leaders Julian Bond and Andrew Young; and former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Visiting Fowler scholars have also included educators like former Commissioner of Education Earnest Boyer, and journalists such as Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman and political columnist James Kilpatrick. This lecture program is made possible through an endowment by Henry H. Fowler, his friends and family, and Roanoke College.

Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke College is listed in U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges Guide as a national liberal arts college and is one of just 270 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the mid-Atlantic." Roanoke's 1,850 students represent 41 states and 25 countries.

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.