Arianna Huffington to be Third Annual Distinguished Lecturer
January 9, 2013 —
On April 30, 2013, Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences will welcome Arianna Huffington as the third lecturer in the College’s annual Distinguished Lecture Series. Joining neuroscientist David Eagleman and acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie on the growing list of accomplished CoAS distinguished lecturers, Huffington will explore "The Brave New World of the 'New Media': How Social Media Has Revolutionized the Communications Landscape."
The tech advances of the last few years have turned the news and entertainment worlds on their ears, shifting the balance of power away from the media giants and to consumers—and citizens—empowering them to choose and create. Technology is having the same game-changing effect on the political world. In this lively presentation, Huffington, described by Fortune as one of the few people who “get” the Internet, will discuss the latest online and social media trends—including how media companies are turning content promiscuity into profits—and reveal her vision of a hybrid future where traditional media and new media become one.
About Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington is the president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group and a nationally syndicated columnist. In May 2005, Huffington launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that is now one of the most widely read, linked to, and frequently cited media brands on the Internet. In 2006 and 2011, Huffington was named to the TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people.
Arianna Huffington is also the author of 13 books, including Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America, On Becoming Fearless...in Love, Work and Life, Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe, and most recently, Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream. In addition, Huffington has appeared as a guest on numerous television shows, including "Charlie Rose," "Oprah," "Real Time with Bill Maher," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," and "The O’Reilly Factor."
Tickets are required for the Distinguished Lecture and will be available beginning on April 1, 2013. Limit of two tickets per person. Tickets can be picked up in person at the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office:
MacAlister Hall - Suite 4020
33rd and Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia PA, 19104
The 3rd Annual Distinguished Lecture is free and open to the Drexel community and will take place at 6PM in the Main Auditorium.
If you have any questions or cannot pick up your tickets in person, please contact Jennifer Yusin, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org.