Monday, May 23, 2011

Michael Pertschuk and the Federal Trade Commission

Here's one I'm going to: the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress is hosting "Michael Pertschuk and the Federal Trade Commission, 1977-1984," a lecture by the Kluge Fellow Eleanor Capper (University of Liverpool), at Room LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., S.E., Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at noon.  The Kluge Center explains that Professor Capper "will discuss the American consumer movement and government activism in the 1970s and 1980s and tell how one crusader tried to make the Federal Trade Commission more responsive to consumer interests.  Michael Pertschuk, a longstanding and well-respected consumer activist in Washington, D.C., was chairman of the Commission during the Carter administration."  For more information, contact, (202) 707-3302.