MEDIA ADVISORY/CALENDAR LISTING
Sen. Alan K. Simpson (R-Wyo, 1979-97) will address why "Politics IS a Contact Sport" for UC Irvine's 2001-02 Peltason Lecture on Democracy. One of the most provocative and articulate members of the U.S. Senate in the last quarter century, Simpson is known for his bipartisan work on immigration and veterans' issues-and his clashes with the press corps. The author of "Right in the Old Gazoo," a critical view of the media's coverage of American politics and politicians, Simpson will answer questions following his presentation. The free event is sponsored by UCI's Center for the Study of Democracy; Simpson is a guest of the political science department.
3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2
1100 Social Science Plaza A, UCI
(949) 824-5938 or visit http://www.democ.uci.edu/democ/simpson.htm
The Peltason Lecture on Democracy brings leading politicians and experts on democracy to UCI, and is designed to enable political figures to share their experiences and insights with UCI students, faculty and local community members.
Note to editors: Image of Sen. Simpson available at here.