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Deciphering Presidential Messages

Political media expert Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center will present a free public lecture on examining and deciphering the hidden messages concealed by campaign ads and presidential speeches across American history.

Jamieson is director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and communications professor at the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC runs FactCheck.org, a nonprofit devoted to examining the factual accuracy of political campaign advertisements. Jamieson is the author or co-author of 16 books, including “The Obama Victory: How Media, Money and Messages Shaped the 2008 Election,” “Presidents Creating the Presidency,” and “Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment.”

This could be an enlightening address, considering the recent national discussion being had over political rhetoric in light of the Arizona murders.

The lecture will be at the East-West Center this Tuesday, Jan. 18. The program begins at 5 p.m. at the center’s Hawaii Imin International Conference Center (Jefferson Hall, 1777 East-West Road), with a reception to follow the address.

Seating is limited, so reserve one today by calling (808) 944-7111 or e-mail ewcinfo@eastwestcenter.org. Parking is available at the Manoa campus for $5.