Dr. Craig Smith, guest speaker
October 2 @ 7 p.m. | Tickets $24/$10 | Marsee Auditorium
Communication Skills in the Political World
This lecture, Dr. Craig Smith will share how he got certain skill sets that allowed him to succeed in a political world. He will begin by talking about his success at CBS news and then moves to how he became a Presidential speechwriter.
Dr. Craig Smith is the author of nineteen books and over 60 scholarly articles, many of them on First Amendment issues. Dr. Smith was named the National Speakers' Association Outstanding Professor of the Year in 1998. In 2000, Dr. Smith was selected as the Outstanding Professor on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. In 2006, he won the campus’ Hardeman Award for Academic Leadership. In 2010 he received the Douglas Ehninger Award from the National Communication Association. The same association has given him the Robert O’Neill Award three times for his publications on Freedom of Expression. He has testified before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and state and local governments. He has served as a consultant to CBS News for convention, election night, and inaugural coverage. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the California State University system. Dr. Smith received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, his Master’s Degree from the City University of New York, and his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Earlier in his career he taught at San Diego State University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also served as a speechwriter from Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. He is the Director Emeritus of the Center for First Amendment Studies at California State University, Long Beach, where he taught for 27 years.
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