The Kent Memorial Library will hold two more programs in its 2014 lecture series, "The Impact of the Media on Our Lives," in the coming weeks.

Upcoming programs will feature David Shing, AOL's digital prophet, June 8 at Town Hall on Kent Green Boulevard, and Gary Ross, Department of Homeland Security special agent and author of "Who Watches The Watchmen," July 27 at Town Hall.

Shing will address "The Impact of the Media on Our Social Connections" and Ross will focus on "Balancing Our National Security with Freedom of the Press."

Shing directs marketing for AOL and lectures on the digital landscape.

His blog, Shingerview, is followed around the world and he has been a featured speaker at the digital equivalent of Davos World Economic Forum, Cannes Lions.

He regularly speaks at conferences across the globe, discussing the latest trends and the future of the Web, providing his insight on the evolving digital landscape and where he believes it is headed.

He was a big hit at Cannes Lions 2013 in Cannes, France. The festival was dedicated to digital creativity.

David's wife is artist Lia Chavez, who has done a major photographic piece on Pilobolus.

During his over 20-year career in federal law enforcement, Ross has conducted and supervised criminal, counterintelligence, and counterterrorism investigations and operations for the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

He was a recipient of the Department of Defense Team Award for National Security Investigations in 2007 and the director of Central Intelligence Team Award for Countering Foreign Denial and Deception in 2003.

He is currently a special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The views expressed on are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of the Department of Homeland Security or the National Intelligence University.

The registration fee is $20 per person per program. There are no refunds.

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