Baruch College hosts The Berkin-Friedman Forum Focusing on Election 2012

NEW YORK, NY-September 10, 2012 – Baruch College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Public Affairs and will host the Berkin-Friedman Forum— an evening dedicated to  political discussion and the viewing of the U.S. Vice Presidential Debate on Thursday, October 11.

The forum, which begins at 6 p.m., will be moderated by Baruch alumnus Robert Friedman ’67, a retired partner of The Goldman Sachs Group, L.P. Panelists include the following academic and political experts:

  • Marjorie Connelly, editor at News Surveys for The New York Times
  • Micheline Blum is Distinguished Lecturer and Director of Baruch College Survey Research (BCSR)
  • Kellyanne Conway, Founder and President of the polling company, inc./WomanTrend.

  • Jeffrey Plaut, Founding Partner of Global Strategy Group, an American public affairs and research firm

This event is made possible by the generous support of Baruch alumnus Robert A. Friedman MBA ’67. The panel discussion will be followed by a reception and the viewing of the U.S. Vice Presidential Debate, which will be broadcast at 9 p.m. (ET). Media will have an opportunity to interview panelists, Baruch faculty, students and other members of the Baruch community. Learn about upcoming lectures, panel discussions, debate viewings and other political events sponsored by Baruch by visiting


WHAT: The Berkin-Freidman Forum: Discussion and

Viewing of Vice Presidential Debate

WHEN: Thursday, October 11

7:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion

8:15 p.m. – Reception

9:00 p.m. – Viewing of U.S. Vice Presidential Debate

WHERE:        Baruch Performing Arts Center Engelman Recital Hall

55 Lexington Avenue, B2 Level

(Entrance on 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues)


About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 3 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to


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