PULLMAN, Wash. — The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University is sponsoring a public lecture Thursday (April 22) on “Early Lessons from the 2004 Presidential Campaign Ad Wars.”

Ken Goldstein, associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present the talk on the WSU campus from 3-4:30 p.m. in Todd Hall, Room 430.

“Goldstein is an internationally recognized expert on political advertising, voter turnout and presidential elections,” said Foley Institute director Ed Weber. “His reputation for unbiased and nonpartisan analysis has made him a key source of information for national politicians and the news media.”

His work was used extensively in the congressional debate and litigation revolving around the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act and was quoted as an authoritative source in the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the law, Weber said.

Goldstein has appeared a number of times on “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” ABC’s “World News Tonight,” NBC’s “Nightly News” and “Nightline,” and on MSNBC, CNN and FOX News. He also has been quoted extensively in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

Goldstein also is director of the University of Wisconsin’s advertising project and news lab.

“This is a great opportunity for residents of the Palouse to hear the insights of a scholar whose opinions attract national attention,” Weber said.