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Flat tax friends, foes: Steve Forbes is coming to campus

Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes Inc., editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine and a two-time presidential candidate, will meet with University of Nebraska-Lincoln students at 9 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Nebraska Union, 14th and R streets.

The College of Business Administration will host Forbes’ campus visit. He is expected to address students and then answer questions from a panel made up of students from the business and journalism colleges.

“We are thrilled that Steve Forbes has agreed to share some of his time with our students here at UNL,” said Donde Plowman, dean of the College of Business Administration. “This visit provides a unique opportunity for students from both the College of Business Administration and the College of Journalism and Mass Communications to interact with a national leader in both business and journalism.”

Forbes sought the GOP nomination in 1996 and 2000. As head of Forbes Inc., he often makes appearances on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News and is a widely respected economic prognosticator.

“Steve Forbes, like his idiosyncratic and ever-entertaining magazine, brings a fresh and challenging perspective to American business culture and politics,” said Gary Kebbel, dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. “Corporate leaders have long paid close attention to him and politicians would be wise to.”

Forbes will be introduced by Kara Lambrecht, CBA Student Advisory Board president. The four-student panel includes business administration students Eddie Hanline and Kaitlyn Bauer and journalism students Kiah Haslett and Rosemary Vestal.

The hour-long event is free and open to UNL students, faculty and staff. Media are welcome to cover the event.

For more information, contact Patti Schomaker in the College of Business Administration at (402) 472-9500.

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