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Oct. 24, 2008

For Immediate Release

 

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TO HEAR ANALYSIS OF 2008 ELECTION CYCLE AND FUTURE IMPLICATIONS

 

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

 

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Doug Bandow, vice president of policy for Citizen Outreach, a grassroots political organization, will deliver an address titled “Analysis of the 2008 Election Cycle and Future Implications” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Little Auditorium of the Student Union Building at Campbellsville University.

The event is part of the Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) series.

“Doug Bandow is a highly regarded writer and commentator on the public policy issues of the day,” John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, who founded KHIPP. 

“During his career, he has written for a number of national publications, has been associated with think tanks, worked in the White House and has traveled the world,” Chowning said. 

During the KHIPP forum, he will be commenting on the future of our nation in view of the outcome of the Nov. 4 presidential elections. 

“Doug will bring insight to post-election analysis as we look at the next four years,” Chowning said.

“While Doug will primarily speak on the election outcome and what we can

expect over the next few years in terms of  resulting public policy directions, I have asked him to comment briefly on other issues including the war on terrorism and international religious liberty issues,” he said.

Chowning said, “In view of Doug’s recent affiliation with the Institute on Religion and Public Policy, headquartered in Washington and on whose Board of Advisors I serve, he will share his thoughts on international religious liberty issues as well. 

“We are always well served by Doug Bandow’s insight and commentary on the important public policy issues of our time.”

Bandow also is the Bastiat Scholar in Free Enterprise at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Senior Fellow in International Religious Persecution at the Institute on Religion and Public Policy.  He was formerly a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and before that served as a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan.

           

Previously a nationally syndicated columnist with Copley News Service and editor of the monthly political magazine Inquiry, he has been widely published in such periodicals as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Christianity Today, and World, as well as leading newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He has written several books, including Beyond Good Intentions:  A Biblical View of Politics (Crossway), Foreign Follies:  America's New Global Empire (Xulon Press), Leviathan Unchained:  Washington's Bipartisan Big Government Consensus (forthcoming, Xulon Press), The Politics of Envy:  Statism as Theology (Transaction), and The Politics of Plunder:  Misgovernment in Washington (Transaction).

           

He received his bachelor of science degree in economics from Florida State University in 1976 and his juris doctorate from Stanford University in 1979.  He is a member of the California and Washington, D.C. bars.

             

He has also been widely published in such periodicals as Foreign Policy, Harper's, National Interest, National Review, The New Republic, and Orbis, as well as leading newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

He has also appeared on numerous radio and television programs, most notably ABC Nightly News, American Interests, CBS Evening News, CNN Crossfire, CNN Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Nightline and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

KHIPP primarily focuses its attention on facilitating public policy study and issues debate, while encouraging the involvement of Christian leaders in the public and civic arenas. The institute’s mission is to engage Campbellsville University students, faculty and staff, and the general public, in a greater awareness and understanding of the myriad issues confronting our culture.

             

The Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy is committed to preparing Christian civic and political leaders for the 21st century, Chowning said. 

“A greater awareness of the public policy process and understanding of the numerous issues being debated in our nation is essential for the citizenry as a whole,” he said.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chowning at jechowning@campbellsville.edu or call (270) 789-5520.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.