Baruch College welcomes Global Advertising Leaders to Discuss: "Ads & Politics- The Impact of Citizens United"

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NEW YORK, NY-September 24, 2012 Baruch College’s Corporate Communication International in association with the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity present a panel discussion exploring the impact of Citizens United through the lens of the advertising world.

As part of Baruch's Election 2012 events, the discussion, “Ads & Politics: The Impact of Citizens United,” is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, in the Newman Vertical Campus at Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, (entrance at 24th Street), 14th Floor, Room 220. 

The corruption satirized in Mark Twain's 1873 The Guilded Age (with Charles Dudley Warner) became synonymous with the greed and politics of his era. In 2007 Jack Beatty chronicled its dark side in his Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900. The excesses in American society after the Civil War at the end of the 19th Century parallel ours at the beginning of the 21st Century.

Then came the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court ruling in January 2010 that redefined the limits of corporate political giving. At a Georgetown Law School conference a week after the ruling, retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor observed: “In invalidating some of the existing checks on campaign spending, the majority in Citizens United has signaled that the problem of campaign contributions in judicial elections might get considerably worse and quite soon.”

On October 17 two icons of global advertising Keith Reinhard, and Allen Rosenshine will meet at Baruch to discuss the impact of Citizens United. Both Allen and Keith are members of the American Advertising Federation's Advertising Hall of Fame and both were recognized by Advertising Age magazine as being among the 100 most influential advertising figures over the last century.

Keith Reinhard is Chairman Emeritus of DDB Worldwide. DDB ranks among the largest global advertising agency networks in the world with 206 offices in 96 countries. DDB has won more Grand Prix awards in the 50-year history of the International Advertising Festival in Cannes than any other agency network.

Allen Rosenshine is Emeritus CEO of BBDO, none of the world's most prestigious advertising agency networks. Beyond BBDO Allen has worked as a political consultant and as an advisor to the U.S. Department of State. He was also a co-founder of The Partnership for a Drug Free America (now The Partnership@Drugfree.org), and continues to serve as the organization's Vice-Chairman and Executive Creative Director. He has been involved in a broad range of industry associations and activities.

Registration is required. There is no charge for CCI sponsors and members and Baruch faculty, staff and students. To register send an email to genest@corporatecomm.org or call (973) 270-0038. To register, complete this form and fax it to (973) 270-0039; e-mail as an attachment to genest@corporatecomm.org; or call (973) 270-0038. Non-Members: $30; Non-Profits: $25; and Baruch Alumni & Non-Baruch Students: $15.

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