- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Washington Times on Monday will host live chats with former Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.; Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates; best-selling author Jennet Conant; and Charles W. Calomiris, a Columbia University economics professor and visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

Mr. Ehrlich, a Republican who was Maryland’s governor from 2003 to 2007, after serving four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, will take questions at 10 a.m..

To ask Mr. Ehrlich a question, click here.

Mr. Fahrenkopf joins us at 11 a.m. A lawyer, he was chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1983-89 and currently is president and CEO of the American Gaming Association.

To ask Mr. Fahrenkopf a question, click here.

At noon, Ms. Conant will be with us to discuss her new book, “The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington,” which details how the British used such spies as future James Bond novelist Ian Fleming, playwright-actor Noel Coward and a young, wounded Royal Air Force pilot (and future writer) named Roald Dahl to influence American opinion in World War II.

To ask Ms. Conant a question, click here.

At 1 p.m., Mr. Calomiris will chat about the current economic situation. Mr. Calomiris is the Henry Kaufman professor of financial institutions at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a professor in Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. The Arthur Burns scholar in international econmics at the American Enterprise Institute, he co-directs the Project on Financial Deregulation.

To ask Mr. Calomiris a question, click here.

You must be registered with www.WashingtonTimes.com to ask questions. To register, click the gray word “REGISTER” on the top right-hand corner of this page, then follow the instructions. Once you’re registered, click on your desired chat page and then click the “Ask a Question” link.

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