Annenberg’s Carlin Romano Named “Commonwealth Speaker” by the State of Pennsylvania.

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Carlin Romano, J.D., Literary Critic of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Critic-at-Large of The Chronicle of Higher Education and an Adjunct Instructor who teaches Annenberg's undergraduate seminars on "Philosophical Problems of Journalism" and "Journalism and Public Service," was an invited speaker at UNESCO's "World Philosophy Day" symposia held this year in Istanbul on November 22. Mr. Romano also has been named a "Commonwealth Speaker" for 2008-10 by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, which enables any non-profit institution in the state to invite him as a speaker over a two-year period, with all fees and costs paid by the Council. His recent published essays include "Are Sacred Texts Sacred?: The Challenge for Atheists," and "The Fuller Brushoff: Margaret Fuller as Transcendentalist," both in The Chronicle of Higher Education.