WFU guest lecturer to discuss ‘Media and the National Defense After 9/11’

Robert EntmanRobert Entman, professor of communication at North Carolina State University, will give a lecture called “Media and the National Defense After 9/11” at Wake Forest University at 7 p.m. April 10. The free, public event will be held in the law auditorium, Room 1312 of the university’s Worrell Professional Center.

The lecture, sponsored by the university’s political science department, is the last in a series of six talks in the yearlong series “Living With the Legacy of Sept. 11.” More than 500 students and residents have turned out for the previous five lectures to listen to a variety of experts talk about topics ranging from India-Pakistan relations to the growing role of Islam in the world.

Entman’s research and teaching have focused on political communication and communication policy. He has taught at N.C. State since 1994 and is the author of several award-winning books including “Democracy Without Citizens: Media and the Decay of American Politics,” “Mediated Politics: Communication in the Future of Democracy,” and “The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America.”

Entman, who earned a doctorate in political science from Yale University and a master in public policy degree from the University of California at Berkeley, has also taught at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Northwestern University.

The lecture series is funded through an endowment created by C.H. Richards, founder of Wake Forest’s political science department. The talks have been organized around the central theme of “Remembering Sept. 11: Making the Move from Grief and Anger to Understanding and Action.”

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