PR guru Robert Dilenschneider to speak at Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ñ Public relations industry veteran Robert Dilenschneider will speak at Vanderbilt University on Thursday, Oct. 2, as part of the University’s ongoing Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

Dilenschneider’s lecture, "An Unsettled World: What’s Ahead," will begin at 6 p.m. in Ingram Hall at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. A reception will precede the lecture at 5 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Dilenschneider is principal of the New York-based Dilenschneider Group, which he founded in October 1991. Prior to forming his firm, Dilenschneider was with Hill and Knowlton, Inc. for nearly 25 years, serving as president and CEO from 1986 to 1991. Among his professional accomplishments, he directed communications activities during the Chilean grape tampering crisis, the U.S. Steel/Marathon merger, the Kansas City Hyatt disaster and the Three-Mile Island accident.

Dilenschneider is a frequent commentator for the Fox News Channel, speaking on topics such as former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay’s questionable personal financial dealings in the wake of his corporation’s collapse and Martha Stewart’s potential for rebounding from her insider trading scandal. A writer of articles on business ethics and ethics within the public relations field, Dilenschneider has authored a total of eight books, including the best-selling Power and Influence, A Briefing for Leaders and 50 Plus!óCritical Career Decisions for the Rest of Your Life.

The Chancellor’s Lecture Series at Vanderbilt serves to bring to the University and the wider Nashville community those intellectuals who are shaping the world today.

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