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USU's Institute of Government and Politics hosts two Events

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Issenberg flyer for Institute of Government and Politics lecture
Spencer Fox flyer for USU Institute of Government and Politics event

Utah State University’s Institute of Government and Politics will host free events Jan. 22 and Jan. 23, and both are open to the campus community and the public.

The first event launches the Foxley Forum speaker series. Doug Foxley, a USU alumnus and a former member of the USU Board of Trustees, will be on hand Jan. 22 to introduce the first guest in the speaker series, Sasha Issenberg. The event is also a part of the Common Hour Forum.

Both events are coordinated by Neil Abercrombie, director of USU’s office of Government Relations.

Issenberg is the author of The Victory Lab — The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns, a book that describes the marriage between marketing and politics and discusses marketing strategies involved in campaigning. He covered the 2008 election for The Boston Globe, and his work has appeared in, among others, The New York Times Magazine, Washington Monthly, Inc., The Atlantic and George, where he served as a contributing editor.

Issenberg is currently a government fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He will speak at USU Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 11:30 a.m. in the Agricultural Sciences Building, Room 101. 

Jan. 23 features a presentation by USU alum and Utah’s new Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, who offers a presentation that looks at social media and the political world.

Event organizers offered this advice: “If you aren’t already following his Twitter feed, this will convince you that you should.”

Cox will speak to students in an open forum, but the event is open to members of the public. It begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, and is held in the Agricultural Sciences Building, Room 101.Related link:

USU Institute of Government and Politics

Contact: Institute of Government and Politics, 797-0257

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