Former Congressman Bob Barr joins KSU as adjunct professor

Some Kennesaw State University graduate students are exploring the issues of civil liberties versus…

Georgia (Jan 11, 2008) — Former Congressman Bob Barr joins KSU as adjunct professor

Jennifer Hafer

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Jan. 10‚ 2007) −− Some Kennesaw State University graduate students are exploring the issues of civil liberties versus government power with one of the nation’s top constitutional advocates − former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr who represented Georgia’s 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003.

Former Congressman Bob Barr has received a joint appointment to the Coles College of Business and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences‚ where he will instruct master’s of business administration and master’s public administration students in a new course‚ “Privacy and Public Policy in 21st Century Business and Society.”

An outspoken critic of government invasion of personal privacy‚ Barr believes individual civil liberties are being eroded by a growth in government power and technological advances. A former U.S. attorney with a Georgetown University law degree‚ Barr has also worked as an official with the CIA. He is currently president and CEO of Liberty Strategies‚ a public policy consulting firm headquartered in Atlanta‚ and practices law.

“We are thrilled to have Congressman Barr on campus‚” Kennesaw State President Daniel S. Papp said. “He brings a wealth of professional expertise and knowledge to campus that will greatly benefit our students.”

During Barr’s tenure in Congress‚ he was a senior member of the Judiciary Committee‚ vice−chairman of the Government Reform Committee and a member of the Committee on Financial Services.

Dubbed “Mr. Privacy” by columnist William Safire of The New York Times‚ Barr has appeared on virtually every major cable and network television program dealing with public policy matters. He also has served as a contributor for CNN and hosted a weekly‚ nationally syndicated radio show.

Barr writes a regular column for The Atlanta Journal−Constitution and serves as a contributing editor for The American Spectator.

“I’m honored to be a part of the KSU family‚” Barr said. “Teaching students about privacy policy as a fundamental right and as a critical matter of public policy‚ particularly in business administration‚ will benefit students in their studies and professional careers.”

For further information‚ please contact Jennifer Hafer at jhafer@kennesaw.edu or (770) 423−6711.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

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