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(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) - Charles Lewis, chairman and executive director of the Center for Public Integrity will present a talk, "Democracy, Corruption and the Public Interest," on Thursday, February 21 , 8:00 p.m. at Moravian College. Lewis will address the hot topics in Washington D.C., including campaign finance reform and the Enron debacle. The program will be held in the UBC room, Haupert Union Building, located at W. Locust and Monocacy Streets in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The lecture is open to the public and admission is free.
The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that concentrates on ethics and public-service issues. Lewis founded the organization in 1990 in Washington D.C. Since then, Lewis has written or co-written several of its more than 100 investigative books, studies and newsletter reports. Since 1992, Lewis has spoken about corruption or journalism in Belarus, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Hungary, Ireland, Russia, Sweden and South Africa. From 1977 to 1988, Lewis did investigative reporting at ABC News and CBS News. He was a producer for the CBS investigative program 60 Minutes. His stories twice received Emmy nominations in the "Outstanding Investigative Reporting" category.
Lewis has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation and many other publications. He also serves on the boards of the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Management Assistance Group and has been a member of the Writers Guild of America, the
Society of Professional Journalists, and Investigative Reporters and Editors. In 1998, Lewis was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Lewis holds a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, and a B.A. in political science with honors and distinction from the University of Delaware.
The Charles Lewis lecture is sponsored in-part by the Moravian College Arts and Lectures program. For additional information, call 610-625-7880.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the web site at www.moravian.edu.