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FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society to Host Lecture on Electing a President

            BOCA RATON, FL (April 21, 2008) – Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) will host a lecture on “Electing a President” on Wednesday, April 23 from 3:15 to 5 p.m. at the Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

            This timely lecture will be given by Thomas W. Evans, an LLS instructor, former attorney, presidential advisor and Korean War veteran. He will focus on the campaigns of former U.S. President Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.   The seminar will emphasize a methodology that Evans said voters should use more frequently to make their choice on electing a president, an analysis of personal traits and competency, rather than credentials.

            Evans will discuss how focus should be given to the way candidates prepare and deliver speeches and how their natural skills, personal histories and family backgrounds shape conduct in office. He also will speak on the importance of observing how previous presidents worked with staff, how learned principles guided them, and whether those principles were articles of faith or convenience.

            Evans’ political experience includes practice as a law partner of Nixon, chair of the Reagan White House’s National Symposium on Partnerships in Education, service to Reagan’s Private Sector Initiatives Advisory Council, and supervision of the 1968 New Hampshire presidential primary. He also founded a national citizens’ organization, established and ran major national fundraising committees, wrote two books, and served as an adjunct professor of education and administration, as well as board chair at Columbia University’s Teachers College before coming to FAU.

            Cost of the lecture is $20 for LLS members and $25 for non-members. For more information, call 561-297-3171.


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