Snow Returns

Associate professor of communications makes second appearance at L.A. Times Festival of Books

March 18, 2008

by Mimi Ko Cruz

Nancy Snow, associate professor of communications, is among the ranks of authors who will speak April 27 at this year's Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at UCLA.

The author of “The Arrogance of American Power: What U.S. leaders Are Doing Wrong and Why It's Our Duty to Dissent” (2006), “Information War: American Propaganda, Free Speech and Opinion Control Since 9/11” (2004) and “Propaganda, Inc.” (1998), Snow will be a a panelist on “State of Crisis: Can Government Work?”

Her fellow panelists are John W. Dean, author of “Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches” (2007), “Conservatives Without Conscience” (2006) and “Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush” (2004); and Michael Gerson, author of “Heroic Conservatism: Why Republicans Need to Embrace America's Ideals” (2007).

John Powers, author of “Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism” (2007), will moderate the panel, which takes place in Korn Convocation Hall. Snow said she plans to talk about whether the U.S. government can work to reshape the American image and restore credibility in the world.

“It can't take government alone,” she said. “I will emphasize the need for an outside-the-beltway and away from the state capital approach to restoring credibility in the world that relies more on people-to-people exchange and not politician-to-politician meeting.”

Free tickets to the panel discussion are available at Ticketmaster.

This is Snow's second appearance at the two-day festival, which is marking its 13th year on April 26 and 27. Last year, she served as the moderator for a panel titled “Iraq: What's Next?”


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