Saturday, January 28, 2017

Speaker Series Event! Edward Bernays and Advent of Modern Public Relations

Q: Why do so many people eat bacon and eggs in the morning?

A: Ask Edward Bernays (via Assoc. Prof. Brian Conley)!

 Tuesday, January 31, 12:15 pm

Poetry Center, 3rd floor, Sawyer Library

Light Refreshments

Have you ever wondered why so many Americans eat bacon and eggs in the morning? Associate Professor Brian Conley will discuss the career of Edward L. Bernays, the man behind this famous ad campaign who was widely considered the founder of modern public relations theory and practice.

Conley will also discuss a lecture series hosted by Bernays at Suffolk University in the 1960s called "Europe's Contributions to the American Civilization." The Moakley Archive recently digitized documents and recordings from the series which featured diplomats from across Europe speaking about European-American relations and foreign policy.

Brian Conley is Associate Professor in the Government Department and serves as the Director of the Graduate Program in Political Science at Suffolk University. His research focuses on American Politics, Political Parties and Party Systems, Political Marketing and Branding, Public Policy, Social Movement Theory and Practice.