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Transforming Turkmenistan: Inside the Public Relations Work of Lobbyists
Date Thursday October 09
Time 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
World Affairs Council Auditorium Council
312 Sutter St.
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Author
Ken Silverstein, Washington Editor, Harper’s Magazine

In the halls of Congress, who is willing to promote the interests of those regimes most marked by repression and corruption? Posing as a representative of a fictional firm with investments in the natural gas fields of Turkmenistan, investigative journalist Ken Silverstein met with top K Street lobbying entities with the goal of transforming Turkmenistan’s image into an emerging democracy and dollar-friendly market. In his new book, Turkmeniscam, Silverstein examines the covert PR work of Washington lobbyists and how the power to sway public opinion can be easily bought.

Check-in: 5:30 PM, Program: 6:00 PM
World Affairs Council Auditorium Council
Members: Free, Nonmembers: $15, Students: $5
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Sep 17th, 2008 9:32 AM
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