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Date: Feb 24, 2009
CNN’s Anderson Cooper to Speak at Hofstra
"A 360-Degree Look at World Events"Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Anderson Cooper of CNN Anderson Cooper 360° will discuss “A 360-Degree Look at World Events” at Hofstra University on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 3 p.m. in John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus.
The lecture is part of Define '09: New Challenges, New Solutions, a year-long series of programs designed to examine the new presidential administration, its policies and initiatives, the challenges we currently face and ways of addressing our country's most pressing issues.
Since the launch of Anderson Cooper 360°, Mr. Cooper has covered nearly all of the major news events around the world. Often reporting from the scene, he spent more than a month along the U.S. Gulf Coast covering the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has returned more than 20 times to follow the reconstruction progress. Mr. Cooper has also reported multiple times from Afghanistan and Iraq, including anchored coverage in both countries on the fifth and sixth anniversaries of the Sept. 11 attacks.
In addition to reporting for CNN, Mr. Cooper also provides reports for CBS’s 60 Minutes. “Dispatches from the Edge,” Mr. Cooper’s memories of covering the South Asia tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and other news events, recently topped The New York Times Bestsellers List and other bestseller charts.
Anderson Cooper 360° has won several awards, including three Emmy Awards in 2006 for reports about famine in Niger, Charity Hospital in New Orleans and black market infertility and a fourth Emmy in 2007 for a report on congressional spending.
All Define '09 programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Public seating is limited for these events. To register, check seating availability, and for a full list of Define ’09 events go to hofstra.edu/define09 . Registration is now closed for this event.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from more than 145 undergraduate and 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, and a School of Law.