Media Advisory
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Tom Campbell to visit campus

Contact: Pamela Tom, Haas School of Business
(510) 642-2734

29 October 2009

ATTENTION: National and state political and economic reporters and editors, photographers


"Political Leadership in a World of Suspicion," a talk by Tom Campbell, a California gubernatorial candidate who is a former dean of the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

Campbell will explore the many instances in which some members of the public don't believe the reasons given by political leaders for policy initiatives, a reflection of their lack of trust in these leaders' integrity. Campbell plans to cite such examples as the rationales for the war in Iraq and for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the initiatives on the ballot in California last May, the national health care reform bill, and national financial services regulation.


7:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4


Andersen Auditorium, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. See map. (Location has been changed from earlier announcements.)


Tom Campbell served as dean of the Haas School from 2002 to 2008; he took a one-year sabbatical during his tenure to serve as director of finance under California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is still a professor at the Haas School, but took a leave to teach at the Chapman School of Law in Orange, Calif. He is a former U.S. congressman and California state senator representing the Santa Clara district in the South Bay.


Representatives of the news media are welcome to attend. Please contact Pamela Tom at the Haas School of Business at (510) 642-2734 or