The politics behind communicating political messages is the focus of a talk by author and University of Chicago anthropology professor Michael Silverstein on Friday.

Silverstein will present “Is ‘Message’ in Meltdown in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign?” at 3:30 p.m. April 4 in the Gardner Auditorium at The W.A. Franke College of Business.

“Although Silverstein has worked on many things, this lecture is of burning relevance this year,” said Jim Wilce, NAU professor anthropology.

Wilce notes that Silverstein is known for analyzing rhetoric of all sorts, including U.S. political rhetoric in his book, Talking Politics: The Substance of Style from  Abe to “W”, published by Paradigm.

For information, call (928) 523-2729 or e-mail Jim.Wilce@nau.edu.