The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University is sponsoring a public lecture on “Early Lessons from the 2004 Presidential Campaign Ad Wars” Thursday, April 22. The lecture will be given by Ken Goldstein, associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the University of Wisconsin Advertising Project and the University of Wisconsin News Lab.

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

Goldstein has appeared numerous times on Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Nightline, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, CNN, and FOX News, and has been quoted extensively in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. “His work also 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,” said Weber.

Goldstein’s lecture is free and open to the public from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. on April 22 in Todd Hall room 430 on the Pullman campus of Washington State University. “This is a great opportunity for residents of the Palouse to hear the insights of a scholar whose opinions attract national attention,” Weber said.