MTSU faculty talk ‘Money in Politics’ ...

MTSU faculty talk ‘Money in Politics’ at League of Women Voters event

A pair of MTSU faculty members will lead a timely discussion on “Money in Politics” on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro, located just off the Public Square at 225 W. College St.

Kent Syler

Kent Syler

Ken Paulson

Ken Paulson

Panelists Ken Paulson and Kent Syler will consider how history and recent Supreme Court rulings inform the issue of political campaigns as protected speech under the First Amendment.

The presentation and panel discussion, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 after a brief social time and refreshment period at 6 p.m.

League of Women Voters logo webPaulson is dean of the College of Mass Communication at MTSU and president of the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center. He formerly edited USA Today and led the Freedom Forum and Newseum.

Syler is special projects coordinator for MTSU’s Albert Gore Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University. A political science professor who’s taught at the university since 2002, Syler also served as chief of staff for former Congressman Bart Gordon for more than 25 years.

Membership in the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County is open to men and women of all ages. For more information about this program and the League, visit