Chestertown, MD, October 16, 2000 — Bruce D. Collins, corporate vice president and chief legal officer for C-SPAN, will speak at Washington College on Thursday, Oct. 26. Titled "Succeeding as a Dot.Org Man in a Dot.Com Society: The Value of Idealism and a Liberal Education," his talk begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Casey Academic Center Forum.
Since joining C-SPAN in 1981 as an on-air host and moderator of the network's interview and viewer call-in programs, Collins consistently has held leadership positions both within and outside of the network. He is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and the U. S. Congress Radio and Television Gallery, among other professional organizations, and is creator and author of "At the Non-Profit Bar," a monthly column focusing on issues of special interest to attorneys for non-profit groups.
Collins lectures frequently as part of C-SPAN's professional seminars, which bring college-level faculty to Washington, D.C., for training in integrating public affairs television into a broad range of courses. He also serves as a trustee to the C-SPAN Education Foundation, which grants fellowships to professors and makes equipment grants to schools to advance public affairs education. He holds degrees from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and George Washington University's National Law Center.
Collins's talk is sponsored by the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs. It is free and open to the public.