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MEDIA CONTACT:  Lisa Freed
561-297-3022, lfreed@fau.edu

FAU’s Public Ethics Academy Hosts ‘Public Corruption and the Need for Reform’ Seminar

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (February 2, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University’s School of Public Administration in the College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs will host its first Public Ethics Academy seminar on Wednesday, February 4 from noon to 2   p.m. at the Higher Education Complex, 111 E. Las Olas Blvd, Room 1110, Fort Lauderdale Tower campus.
             Dr. James H. Svara, a John Degrove guest professor for FAU’s school of public administration and a renowned government ethics professor for the school of public affairs and center for urban innovation at Arizona State University, will offer the keynote address “
Preventing Unethical Behavior and Promoting Ethical Behavior,” followed by a panel discussion titled, “Public Corruption and the Need for Reform.”
             The panel also will include Nancy Blosser, chair of FAU’s Board of Trustees; Bruce Rogow, professor of law at Nova Southeastern University; Michael Mayo, a South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist; Norman Ostrau, director of the Public Ethics Academy at FAU; and Florida State Representative Marco Rubio.
             The Public Ethics Academy at FAU offers research on ethic laws, as well as training and education on policies in local government.   The Academy also will support regular forums for dissemination of information through seminars, panels and networking.
            
For more information, contact Dr. Hugh Miller at 954-762-5650 or hmiller@fau.edu.

-FAU-

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