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Date: Apr 10, 2008
"What Lessons Do Past Presidents Have for 2008?" A Biographers' Roundtable
Presented by Hofstra University's Educate '08 Initiative; Thursday, April 17, at 11:10 a.m., Room 246 Business Development CenterHofstra University, Hempstead, NY… Washington Post reporter and Bill Clinton biographer David Maraniss; Professor Emeritus of Princeton University and presidential expert Fred Greenstein; and New York Times reporter and Condoleezza Rice biographer Elisabeth Bumiller will participate in the Hofstra University event “What Lessons Do Past Presidents Have for 2008? A Biographers' Roundtable” on Thursday, April 17, 2008, from 11:10 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
This event is scheduled to take place in room 246 of the Scott Skodnek Business Development Center, located on the second floor of Hofstra's Axinn Library, South Campus.
“What Lessons Do Past Presidents Have for 2008?” is sponsored by Hofstra's Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency. Admission is free but advance registration is recommended. To register online visit www.hofstra.edu/educate08.
David Maraniss of the Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his coverage of Bill Clinton during the 1992 presidential campaign. He is the author of First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton, When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi and The Clinton Enigma.
Fred Greenstein's most recent books include How Presidents Test Reality (1989, with John P. Burke), and The Presidential Difference: Leadership Style from FDR to George W. Bush (2004). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and past president of the International Society for Political Psychology.
The New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller was the newspaper's White House correspondent from 2001 to 2007. She is the author of Condoleezza Rice: An American Life, published in late 2007. She is also the author of May You Be the Mother of A Hundred Sons, a study of women's roles in 1980s Indian society.
Educate '08 is an educational effort that engages not only students and faculty but also the public in a year-long series of conferences, events and lectures about the 2008 election, politics and presidential history, all leading up to the October 15 presidential debate at Hofstra.
Hofstra University, located in Hempstead, New York, approximately 25 miles east of Manhattan, is a dynamic private institution where approximately 12,500 students choose from more than 140 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, and a School of Law. Hofstra University, which was founded in 1935, has more than 110,000 alumni. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence; cutting edge technology; extensive library resources; internships and special educational programs that appeal to students' interests and abilities.