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The Times (London) journalist speaks tonight at UMD

There are a lot of events happening tonight, but if you have an interest in journalism, British politics or Gordon Brown, I highly recommend tonight's presentation by Gerard Baker, United States Editor and Assistant Editor at The Times (London). And I'm not just saying this because it's my job to promote Alworth Institute for International Studies events.

I'm really excited about this guy (Gerard Baker). He held an informal discussion with journalism, writing studies and communications students and faculty last evening, and I found him utterly engaging. Baker will speak this evening on British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda at 7 p.m. Given Brown's recent decision to nationalize troubled U.K. mortgage lender Northern Rock, Baker, who previously wrote for the Financial Times and worked at the Bank of England , will be able to offer insight into the consequences Brown's decision will have on the current economic crisis in both the U.K. and the U.S.

Here's the lecture info:
“What Can We Expect Next of Britains Gordon Brown?"
Presented by Gerard Baker, United States Editor/Assistant Editor, The Times (London)
Wednesday, February 20, 2008  7 p.m.
UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda
Free & Open to the Public/ Reception Following Lecture

As United States Editor of The Times, Baker has been blogging about the presidential primaries. I really like his journalistic style and his take on American politics.

Another quality I find appealing in Baker is that he's a big Bob Dylan fan, which is one of the reason's he consented to speaking in Duluth.