C-Span co-founder and telecommunications leader John D. Evans to discuss intellectual property and cyber terrorism at Fairfield University


Image: John D. EvansJohn D. Evans, co-founder of C-Span and internationally recognized telecommunications industry leader and visionary will speak at Fairfield University on Thursday Nov. 21, 2002 at 1:30 p.m.

University College at Fairfield University, in partnership with The Ireland Chamber of Commerce in the U.S., Inc., is pleased to present John D. Evans. Evans' lecture, entitled "The Digital Age and The Humanities," will be presented at 1:30 p.m. in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room.

With the digital age quickly expanding global communication, the important issues of intellectual and property rights, the continued threat of cyber terrorism and the accessibility, integrity and accuracy of information must all be carefully addressed.

"To be educated," said Evans, "is to swim easily in the world of the information revolution."

"Ireland is very interested in the whole telecommunications revolution," said Tim Moynahan, a Waterbury-based attorney and president of the Connecticut chapter of ICCUSA. "The speech revolves around the digital age. That's relevant to the economies of Connecticut and Ireland."

Evans is chairman and chief executive officer of Evans Telecommunications Co., an investment, consulting, and operating company in the cable television and telecommunications industries. One of the co-founders of C-Span in 1977 and its chairman in the early 1990's, Evans continues to be an active member of the board.

Strongly interested in the application of technological innovation to medical problems and social issues, Evans is also founder of the John D. Evans Foundation. Evans is committed to AIDS and cancer research and the protection of the environment. His career over the past three decades reflects and has helped shape the dynamically changing telecommunications field.

"We are pleased to offer this opportunity to hear John D. Evans, a significant creative force in our post modern society," said Edna Farace Wilson, Ed.D., dean of University College at Fairfield University. "We are always looking for ways to enhance the university's involvement with the Ireland Chamber of Commerce in the United States because of our study abroad programs in Ireland and our faculty's interest and research activities in Irish Studies."

A box luncheon, preceding the lecture, will be served at 12:30 p.m. The ticket price for ICCUSA members is $10; $20 for non-members and $5 for Fairfield University students attending the 1:30 p.m. lecture (luncheon not included). For reservations please call Elizabeth Hastings at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2688. Seating is limited.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 15, 2002

Vol. 35, No. 88