(Posted September 8, 2003)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- William Galston, former deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy in the Clinton Administration, will speak at Juniata College on ?Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Conscience: Why Do We Care? at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 15 in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Galston is currently the Saul I. Stern Professor of Civic Engagement at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. and the director of the university?s Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. In addition to his experience in White House politics, he also served as executive director of the National Commission on Civic Renewal, where he served under chairmen Sam Nunn and William Bennett.

He also has served as director of economic and social programs at the Roosevelt Center for American Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., and as chief speechwriter for former Sen. John Anderson?s National Unity Campaign.

Galston?s other political assignments include stints as issues director for Walter Mondale?s 1984 presidential campaign and as senior adviser to Albert Gore Jr. during his run for the presidential nomination in 1992. Since 1995, he has served as a founding member of the board of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and as chair of the organization?s Task Force on Religion and Public Values.

He has written four books, including ?Rural Development in the United States: Connecting Theory and Practice? (1995) and ?Liberal Purposes: Goods, Virtues and Diversity in the Liberal State.?

In addition to political theory, Galston's teaching and research interests include family policy, education, the ethical dimensions of public life, and the renewal of citizenship.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.