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Susan Estrich, Political Strategist and News Commentator, To Speak on the Political Scene & Media Coverage

Susan Estrich, former Democratic strategist and current Fox News TV commentator, will speak on “Perspective and Bias: The Political Scene and How the Media Covers It,” at Pomona College on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The 7 p.m. event kicks off the “Women in the Media Lecture Series” at Pomona College.

A long-time political strategist, Estrich has served as National Campaign Manager, Dukakis for President Campaign, 1987-88; Senior Policy Advisor, Mondale-Ferraro Campaign, 1984; Executive Director, Democratic National Platform Committee, 1984; Special Assistant, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, 1980-81; and Deputy National Issues Director & Platform Coordinator, Kennedy for President Campaign, 1979-80. She has been the Robert Kingsley Professor of Law at the University of Southern California since 1990.

Estrich is also the author of the just published book The Case for Hillary Clinton (Regan Books, 2005). Her previous books include Sex and Power (2001), How to Get Into Law School (2004) and Getting Away with Murder: How Politics is Destroying the Criminal Justice System (1998).

Estrich's talk will be held in the Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. The event is sponsored by the Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) and the College’s Public Events Committee. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session and book signing.

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, New York Times correspondent Amy Waldman will discuss “The Democratization of Information” and explain how social values and power dynamics are being reshaped through broadened access to information, from online newspapers to blogs, from wireless networks to camera phones.”

For the Times, Waldman has served as bureau chief in New Delhi and reported from Russia, Afghanistan and Iran. Before joining the Times, she worked as an editor at the Washington Post and as an editor and writer at The Washington Monthly. From 1992 to 1994 she lived in South Africa teaching at the University of Western Cape and working as a freelance journalist.

Waldman’s talk is set for 7 p.m. in the Pomona College Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont. The event is sponsored by ASPC, ASHMC and the New York Times Education Program.

Pomona College is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, offering a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.