The Malone University Worldview Forum series kicks off the 2012-2013 academic year with "Persuasion or Propaganda? The Effects of Public Relations on Elections," Monday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts. The program is free and open to the public. Proponents include Jonathan Miller and Ben Porritt. Ann Lawson, instructor of communication arts at Malone, will moderate.