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November 07, 2012

Woodrow Wilson Fellow Stuart Diamond to Speak at Lake Erie College

(Painesville, Ohio) – Lake Erie College welcomes renowned Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Stuart Diamond as the keynote speaker for the annual Founders Day event on Thursday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. in the Morley Music Building. Diamond will present his lecture on "The Dream, the Reality and the Value of the Liberal Arts." The event is free and open to the community. Diamond will be on campus throughout the week to meet with students and faculty members to share his personal knowledge in a variety of areas.

Stuart Diamond’s career has covered a broad range of professions including business leader, entrepreneur, producer, writer, journalist, composer and musician. He is co-founder of Empowered Media, an Internet company creating original media, distribution strategies and proprietary software. Through Empowered, Diamond has worked with major defense contractors, international human rights organizations, the United Nations and major health organizations.

In addition, Diamond has consulted with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on counter-terrorism strategies. He has produced national television and online news programming, including The National Physician of the Year Award. He also works with major financial institutions developing programs on the nature of trust in the financial system.

Diamond is recognized as a composer and musician, having composed over 100 works in all media including symphonic and chamber music, theater, dance, film and video. His ensemble, Electric Diamond, has been performing continuously since 1979. It is perhaps the only ensemble dedicated to presenting live classical electronic music concerts, with a repertoire covering a wide spectrum of music, from the Medieval to Baroque, and Romantic to Native American music, as well as original works. Through the years Diamond has developed a parallel career as a writer, authoring screenplays, novels, essays, poetry and documentaries for television.

"Stuart Diamond is a perfect fit to speak on campus for this year’s Founders Day event. Our students will have a chance to meet a multi-talented individual with a deep knowledge of many issues, helping to create a better understanding and new connections between the academic and professional worlds,” said President Michael T. Victor. "We’re pleased that Diamond will also have the time to engage in our campus and explore in depth how the classroom and campus relate to the broader society.”

A light reception and meet-and-greet will be held in the Arthur S. Holden Center immediately following the presentation. RSVP to or to 440-375-7230.  


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