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Robert O'Harrow Jr., a reporter with The Washington Post and an associate at the Center for Investigative Reporting, will be the guest speaker for the Old Dominion University Economics Club of Hampton Roads luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Co-sponsored by Old Dominion's College of Business and Public Administration, the luncheon will begin at noon at the Norfolk Marriott Waterside Hotel in downtown Norfolk. The cost is $30 for nonmembers. Due to limited space, reservations are required and may be made by calling 683-4058.

O'Harrow, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for articles on privacy and technology, was the recipient of the 2003 Carnegie Mellon Cyber Security Reporting Award. He is the author of "No Place to Hide," which tracks the explosive growth of the surveillance industry.

The remaining 2006-07 luncheon series schedule is as follows:

Oct. 11 - Phillip Humann, chief executive officer of Suntrust Bank.

Nov. 15 - Claire L. Gaudiani, professor at the George H. Heyman Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University.

Dec. 6 - J. Robert Bray, executive director of the Virginia Port Authority.

Jan. 17 - Annual Economic Outlook Conference: Mark Zandi, nationally known economist with the Regional Financial Association and founder of Economy.com, will present the national economic forecast. ODU's forecast team of Vinod Agarwal, Mohammad Najand and Gil Yochum will give the outlook for Hampton Roads. (This program starts at 10:45 a.m.)

Feb. 7 - Cynthia Cooper, former internal auditor of World Com.

March 14 - Daniel P. Kessler, professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and senior fellow of the Hoover Institution.

April 27 - Benedict Schwegler Jr., vice president and chief scientist of Walt Disney Imagineering, Research & Development Inc.

This article was posted on: August 21, 2006

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