University of South Carolina

Broadcast veteran Marvin Kalb to lecture at USC

Contact: Peggy Binette 803-777-5400

Distinguished broadcast journalist Marvin Kalb will visit the University of South Carolina Oct. 24 to speak as part of the Walker Institute’s 50th anniversary.

A Harvard University professor and former CBS and NBC broadcast journalist for 30 years, Kalb will discuss how Vietnam continues to shape U.S. policy. His talk will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in Lumpkin Auditorium on the eighth floor of the Darla Moore School of Business. The event is free and open to the public.

Kalb is the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice (emeritus) at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and founding director of the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. His career included stints as bureau chief in Moscow and host of NBC’s Meet the Press.

After his talk Kalb will sign copies of his latest book, “Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama,” which he co-wrote with his daughter, Deborah Kalb.

In December 2003, Kalb delivered the University of South Carolina’s commencement address and was awarded an honorary degree from the university. His daughter Dr. Judith Kalb is a professor and director of the Russian Studies Program at USC.

For more information about Kalb’s talk, call 803-777-8180 or visit the Walker Institute website.


About the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies

Founded in 1961, the Walker Institute promotes student and faculty research, scholarship and public service programs in international affairs and the comparative cross-cultural study of societies. The institute also conducts research projects for governmental and nongovernmental organizations, foundations and public sector agencies.

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Posted: 10/18/11 @ 9:50 AM | Updated: 10/20/11 @ 2:28 PM | Permalink