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Upcoming Events | Past Events

For more information about any of these events, if there is no contact information listed in the individual event listing, please call (516) 463-6818.

NOTE: Registration is recommended but not required for many Educate '08 events. Detailed information is listed below.

Upcoming Events

Friday, Jan.9, 16, 23
Saturday, Jan. 10, 17, 24
Sunday, Jan. 11, 18, 25
2 p.m.
Political Notes: A Politically Correct Musical Review
Directed by Bob Spiotto
Musical direction by John Farrell
Choreographed by Amy Dolan Fletcher

Musical selections include songs from Fiorello!, The Will Rogers Follies, Mr. President, Annie, Merrily We Roll Along, Let 'Em Eat Cake, Barnum, Finian's Rainbow, Miss Saigon, Pins and Needles, Face the Music, 1776, Assasins Li'l Abner, Louisiana Purchase, Evita, Of Thee I Sing, Pacific Overtunes, Strike Up The Band and Camelot.

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus

For tickets and information, please call the John Cranford Adams Playhouse Box Office at (516)463-6644, Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., or order online at hofstra.edu/Hofstraentertainment
Sponsored by Hofstra Entertainment

Past Events

January 28 - 31, 2008 Focus the Nation: Climate Change Symposium
All events take place in the Guthart Cultural Center Theater
For more details click here

Monday January 28, 7 to 10 p.m.:
Film screening of Flood by Students for a Greener Hofstra.

Tuesday, January 29, 7 to 10pm:
Film screening of Laura Dunn's Green and The Great Warming by Students for a Greener Hofstra (SGH).

Wednesday, January 30, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:
Gavin Schmidt, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Sciences climatologist, will give a talk titled "Climate Models, Climate Forcings and Climate Change," explaining how some of the science of climate change is done, how it is evaluated and what can (and can't) be concluded. He will discuss the role of climate models - numerical laboratories for the Earth system - and their successes and continuing problems in understanding the past, present and future of climate change.

Wednesday, January 30, 8 to 11 p.m.:
Web cast of a national "Focus the Nation" event, featuring Stephen Schneider of Stanford University. For more details, click here

Thursday, January 31:
Panels are scheduled throughout the day:

10-11 a.m.: Climate Change: The Physical Basis.
Bruce Avery, Hofstra School of Communication, General Manager, WRHU,
News 12 Long Island meteorologist
Steve Lawrence, Hofstra Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Climate Change: The Biological Impacts.
Russell Burke, Associate Professor of Biology, Hofstra University
Robert Seagull, Professor of Biology and Chairperson, Department of Biology

1-2 p.m.: Climate Change: The International Implications.
Julian Ku, Associate Professor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law
David Flynn, Professor of Management, Entrepreneurship & General Business,
Zarb School of Business

2:30-3:30 p.m.: Climate Change: The National Implications.
Susan Yohn, Professor and Chairperson, Hofstra Department of History
Meena Bose, Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies, Department of Political Science, Hofstra University

3:45-4:45 p.m.: Climate Change: Students Speak! Public Forum for Hofstra Students,
sponsored by the Students for a Greener Hofstra (SGH).

5-6 p.m.: The Political Climate on Long Island
Lawrence Levy, Executive Director, National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, moderator
The Hon. Thomas Suozzi, Nassau County Executive
The Hon. Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead Supervisor
The Hon. Wayne Hall, Hempstead Village Mayor
Kevin Law, President and Chief Executive Officer, Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)
Sponsored by the University's Environmental Priorities Committee, the Center for Suburban Studies and Students for a Greener Hofstra.
Monday, February 4, 2008
6:30 - 8 p.m.
The Role of the Civil Rights Movement in 21st Century Politics

A Center for Civic Engagement event in celebration of Black History Month
Special guest speaker: Fred Brewington, Esq.
Attorney, community advocate, recipient of the King, Gandhi, Ikeda Award
Opening performance by Hofstra';s political theater group In Touch Arts

Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater

For more information, call 463-5640

Sponsored by The Center for Civic Engagement
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 Super Tuesday
Don't forget to vote!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Super Duper Tuesday Primary Return Party

New York and 21 Other States Vote in the Most Important Primaries in Decades!

Hear Hofstra students share their firsthand observations of the New Hampshire primary campaigns Stay and watch the returns roll in with other interested citizens

- Multiple Screen Multiple Network TV Coverage
- Computer area: Bring Your Laptop To Get Up to the Minute Web Updates
- Mix with politicians and political science professors and get their views
- Talk politics in our politics conversation pit

Location: Studio A, Dempster Hall

History Will Be Made on February 5, 2008 - be a part of it!

Sponsored by Educate '08 Political Science Department, School of Communications and WRHU
Friday, February 8, 2008
8 a.m. & 4:15 p.m.
FOREX SYMPOSIUM
REGULATIONS IN CURRENCY EXCHANGE AND ITS IMPACT ON INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Join us for the first-FOREX symposium sponsored by the Journal of International Business and Law at the Hofstra University School of Law. Now in our 7th year of production, the Journal seeks to bring its interdisciplinary focus of business and law to a day full of panel discussions on the current issues regarding the Foreign Exchange Market (FOREX)

More information and registration available at http://law.hofstra.edu/Academics/Journals/JIBL/FOREXSymposium/index.html

Sponsored by Hofstra University's Journal of International Business and Law
Thursday, February 14, 2008
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Long Island Association Annual Meeting
Speakers: Sean Hannity (Fox News), James Carville (Democratic political strategist) and Tim Russert (NBC and Meet the Press)

Hofstra will send 10-12 students to this event, which will host the above speakers from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2008, at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York.
For more information, contact Dr. Meena Bose, Director, Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, via e-mail
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
4:30 p.m.
State of the Black Community Town Hall Meeting:
The Campus and Beyond

Discussion topics include:

  • Healthcare
  • Economic stimulus
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Immigration
  • Taxes

Location: Plaza Rooms, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
For more information, please contact Malcolm Malone via e-mail.

Sponsored by: The Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs
Thursday, February 21, 2008
2:20 - 3:45 P.M.
INTERNATIONAL SCENE LECTURE SERIES:
Can Dissent Change Foreign Policy?

Ann Wright, Author of "Dissent: Voices of Conscience," former distinguished career diplomat and Colonel, U.S. Army

Question-and-answer period to follow.

Location: Room 246, East Library Wing (Business Development Center), Second Floor, Axinn Library, South Campus
Admission: Free
For more information and locations, please call Professor Carolyn Eisenberg, Department of History, at (516) 463-3321, or Professor Martin Melkonian, Department of Economics, at (516) 463-5595.

Sponsoring organizations: Departments of Economics, History, and Sociology and the Center for Civic Engagement in conjunction with the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
8 p.m.
Discuss '08
Come learn from students about the candidates, discuss your thoughts and find out which candidate matches your views! Be a part of the Hofstra YouTube video on hot debate topics that interest our student population!

Location: 13th floor lounge, Estabrook High Rise, North Campus
Admission: Open to all Hofstra University students

For more information, contact Tim Robertson via email at trober1@pride.hofstra.edu.
Sponsored by Estabrook Residential Assistants Tim Robertson and Valentina Steen.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Screening of Michael Moore's SICKO

Bring: Classes, friends, family, guests, the sick, the well, the uninsured.

Faculty hosting committee:
Corinne Kyriacou (Health Professions & Family Studies)
Richard Himelfarb (Political Science)
Janet Dolgin (Law)
Rachel Kreier (Economics)
David Weiss (Health Professions & Family Studies)

Location: Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Theater, North Campus
Admission: Free

For more information, or to RSVP please call 516.463.2888.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsoring organizations: The Health Professions & Family Studies Department, its MHA and Community Health Programs, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Student chapter and the Department of Political Science
Friday, February 29, 2008
1:55 - 2:50 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL SCENE LECTURE SERIES:
How Should America Respond to Iran?

Steven Kinzer, N.Y. Times correspondent author, All the Shah's Men, Overthrow: Americans' Century of Regime Change

Question-and-answer period to follow.

Location: Leo A. Guthart Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Admission: Free
For more information and locations, please call Professor Carolyn Eisenberg, Department of History, at (516) 463-3321, or Professor Martin Melkonian, Department of Economics, at (516) 463-5595.

Sponsoring organizations: Departments of Economics, History, and Sociology and the Center for Civic Engagement in conjunction with the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
6-8 p.m.
Political Party Party

Location: Plaza Room East, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

Televisions will be on-hand to watch and discuss the next Presidential primaries.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsoring organizations: Hofstra University Honors College: Dean's Advisory Council, SGA, Center for Civic Engagement, and the Political Science Department
Thursday, March 6, 2008 Embryonic Stem Cells, Clones and Genes:
Science, Law, Politics and Values

Location: Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus

Admission: Fee; Hofstra faculty, students and staff: Free except for formal conference meals.

Schedule of events and more information available at: http://law.hofstra.edu/NewsAndEvents/Conferences/StemCellConf/index.html

Sponsoring Organizations: Hofstra Law School and Hofstra Cultural Center
Sunday, March 9, 2008
1 p.m.
"Continuity or Change: The Elections of 2008"

Community/Alumni current events discussion group led by Dr. Herbert D. Rosenbaum, Professor Emeritus, Political Science. Recommended reading will be shared with all those who RSVP.

Location: Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House (South Campus)

RSVP: 516-463-6636 or via email to Sandra.J.Lombino@hofstra.edu

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
2:20 pm- 3:45 pm
INTERNATIONAL SCENE LECTURE SERIES:
Can We Abolish Nuclear Weapons?

Jonathan Schell, Correspondent, The Nation magazine, author, The Fate of the Earth, The Seventh Decade

Question-and-answer period to follow.

Location: Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
Admission: Free

Sponsoring organizations: Departments of Economics, History, and Sociology and the Center for Civic Engagement in conjunction with the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives (For more information and locations, please call Professor Carolyn Eisenberg, Department of History, at (516) 463-3321, or Professor Martin Melkonian, Department of Economics, at (516) 463-5595.)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Lysistrata

Ellen McLaughlin (award winning playwright, director, actor) directs a staged reading with Hofstra students of the classic anti-war play, Lysistrata

Location: Plaza Rooms, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Admission: Free

Cosponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and Women's Studies
Thursday, March 13, 2008
7-9 p.m.
"The New Era of Citizen Journalism"
A panel discussion

Join Hofstra journalism professors Peter Goodman and Mo Krochmal, Newsday political reporter Rick Brand, and political reporter and blogger Azi Paybarah of Politicker.com, the daily blog of the New York Observer, for a lively discussion about the real and potential impact of new information technologies; blogs, social networking, YouTube, fact-checking websites, and CNN's I-Report, among others;on the election process.

The panel will be moderated by Hofstra media studies professor Mary Ann Allison, PhD.

Location: Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Admission: Free; to register for the event or for more information, call (516) 463-7200 or click here.

Sponsoring organizations: Center for Continuing Education and Professional Advancement and Hofstra School of Communication
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
8-9:30 a.m.
Distinguished Lecture Series Breakfast
"A Day in the Life of An Editorial Cartoonist"
Keynote Speaker: Walt Handelsman

Location: Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus
Admission: Seating is limited; to RSVP contact Laura DiVergilio or call (516) 463-6358.

Presented by the Scott Skodnek Business Development Center
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
11:20 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
"World War IV?: Islamofascism, American Foreign Policy, and the Election of 2008"
Presented by, Norman Podhoretz, American editor and essayist

Location: Monroe Lecture Hall, California Avenue, South Campus
Admission: Free and open to all members of the Hofstra community

For more information, please call (516) 463-6818
Sponsoring organizations: P.O.I.S.E., the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, and the School of Communication
Thursday, March 27, 2008
8-11 a.m.
12:45 - 2:10 p.m.
Metro Nation:
Blueprint for American Prosperity

Long Island Congressman Steve Israel joins county executives from Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties to discuss how to forge political and social consensus within suburbia for allying with cities - as equal partners - to create powerful metro areas that would allow the nation to better compete globally.

Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano will be among those participating in a daylong conference co-sponsored by Hofstra's National Center for Suburban Studies and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., one of the world's most respected academic institutes. Bruce Katz, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, will deliver an address on "MetroNation: Blueprint for American Prosperity."

Following the morning session, Mr. Katz will recap his presentation at the afternoon session from 12:45 to 2:10 p.m. Participating in that session are Gerald E. Frug, Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and author, City Making: Building Communities Without Building Walls; Juliet Gainsborough, assistant professor, International Studies, Bentley College, author, Fenced Off: The Suburbanization of American Politics; Michael Kruglik, national director of MetroEquity for the Gamaliel Foundation; and Todd Swanstrom, professor of Public Policy Studies, Saint Louis University, co-author, Place Matters: Metropolitics in the Twenty-first Century and editor, The St. Louis Metropolitan Research Exchange; and Lisa Tyson, director, Long Island Progressive Coalition.

Location: Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus.

Admission is free but registration is required.
To register, contact Ina Katz at (516) 463-9939 or via E-mail.

Sponsoring organizations: National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University and The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
friday, march 28, 2008
8 p.m.
Comedy Central's College Tour: Indecision '08
Featuring Comedy Central's Greg Giraldo

Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus
Admission: Free and open to all Hofstra students
Sponsoring organizations: The President's Educate '08 Event Series, Hofstra's Office of Student Leadership and Activities, and Hofstra Concerts
Monday, March 31, 2008
4:30 p.m.
Women's Issues and the Upcoming U.S. Presidential Election:
An Educate '08 Town Hall Meeting
Location: Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Theater, North Campus

For more information, contact Ryan Greene via email
Sponsored by The Division of Student Affairs and The Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs
Monday, March 31, 2008
6 - 8:30 p.m.
An Insider's Look at the 2008 Campaign:
How we got here and where we are going.

Adam Nagourney, Chief Political Correspondent, The New York Times

Reception begins at 6 p.m. with discussion and Q & A to follow at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Free and open to the public

Location: Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th floor, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus

For more information call the Office of University Relations at 516-463-6818.
Sponsoring organizations: Department of University Relations, The New York Times
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
2:20 - 3:45 p.m.
International Scene Lecture Series
Can American Democracy Survive the Growing Wealth Gap?

Paul Krugman, Economist, Op Ed Writer N.Y. Times, author, Conscience of a Liberal

Question-and-answer period to follow.

Location: Monroe Lecture Hall, California Avenue, South Campus
Admission: Free

Sponsoring organizations: Departments of Economics, History, and Sociology and the Center for Civic Engagement in conjunction with the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives (For more information and locations, please call Professor Carolyn Eisenberg, Department of History, at (516) 463-3321, or Professor Martin Melkonian, Department of Economics, at (516) 463-5595.)
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
6:15 & 8:30 p.m.
"Hedge Fund Operational Risk"
A Panel Discussion
Presented by Brian Ruane, Executive Vice President, Bank Of New York Mellon

Location: Room 246, East Library Wing (Business Development Center), Second Floor, Axinn Library, South Campus

For more information, click here.
Sponsoring organizations: Frank G. Zarb School of Business
Thursday, April 3, 2008
9:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
The Peter S. Kalikow Presidential Studies Symposium
From Votes to Victory: Winning and Governing the White House in the 21st Century

Panels include:

  • Running for President in the 21st Century
  • Political Communication in Presidential Campaigns
  • Governing in the White House


KEYNOTE ADDRESS: "Winning and Governing the White House in the 21st Century" by Charlie Cook, publisher, The Cook Political Report; political analyst, National Journal Group and NBC News; columnist, National Journal Magazine, CongressDailyAM and the Washington Quarterly

Location: Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Theater, North Campus

Admission: Fee; scholarships are available for high school groups.

For a detailed program or for registration information, please visit the symposium's website

Sponsoring organizations: Hofstra Cultural Center and The Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
4 p.m.
The Arnold A. Saltzman Lecture on the State of the Union
Delivered by David Gergen, professor of public service at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and director of the Harvard University Center for Public Leadership; Editor-at-large for U.S. News & World Report and a Senior Political Analyst for CNN

Location: Monroe Lecture Hall, California Avenue, South Campus
Sponsoring by: Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Friday, April 11, 2008
11:15 a.m.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf
A choreopoem
Ntozake Shange

Annette Grevious and Shakirah DeMesier, with members of IN TOUCH ARTS performing excerpts of Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf

Location: TBA

Cosponsored by Women's Studies and the Provost's Diversity initiative
Friday, April 11, 2008
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
A Presidential Election Panel

Featuring James Klurfeld, Newsday columnist and former editor of Newsday's editorial pages; Lawrence Levy, director of Hofstra's National Center for Suburban Studies and former Newsday political columnist; and Herbert Rosenbaum, professor emeritus of political science.

Mr. Klurfeld and Mr. Levy will discuss the elections from the journalist's perspective.
Dr. Rosenbaum will focus his remarks on the Congressional elections.

Location: Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, Plaza Room West, North Campus
Admission: Free and open to the public

For more information: http://mailto:kleinhaklein@aol.com

Presented by The Hofstra Retired Professors Association (HARP)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"What Lessons Do Past Presidents Have for 2008?"
A Biographers' Roundtable
Speakers:
  • Washington Post reporter and William J. Clinton biographer, David Maraniss
  • Professor Emeritus of Princeton University and presidential expert, Fred Greenstein
  • New York Times reporter and Condoleezza Rice biographer, Elisabeth Bumiller

Location: Room 246, Scott Skodnek Business Development Center, South Campus
Admission: Free and open to public

Sponsoring organizations: Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency and the Hofstra University Cultural Center
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
3 p.m.
The Donald J. Sutherland University Lecture in the Liberal Arts: Iraq, Foreign Policy and the 2008 Elections
Presented by General Barry McCaffrey (Ret.)

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus
Admission: Free and open to the public
Sponsoring Organizations: The President's Educate '08 Event Series and Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Earth Day Celebration(s)
8:30-10 a.m.: Free Organic Continental Breakfast
Location: Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, north campus, Atrium

11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.: Earth Day Celebration
Location: Adams Quad, south campus (rain location: Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, Multipurpose Room)
  • Free 21st Century Buffet; brought to you by Lackmann
  • Music by Antler
  • Green Ideas Contest
  • Earth Friendly Products and Books for Sale
  • Clothing Exchange
  • Dramatic Presentation on Rachel Carson
  • Smart Car
12:50-1:45 p.m./2:55-4 p.m.: Yoga in the Bird Sanctuary

1:55-2:50 p.m.: Tour of the Bird Sanctuary with Fred Soviero, director of Grounds
The Bird Sanctuary is located behind the David S. Mack University Club, north campus (on Hempstead Turnpike and California Ave.)

4:30-6 p.m.: Mock Presidential Debate on the Environment
Location: Scott Skodnek Business Development Center, Room 246

6:30-8 p.m.: Hear from a panel of experts about Long Island's Environmental Future
Location: Scott Skodnek Business Development Center, Room 246
  • "How Climate Change will Change Long Island" with Prof. E. Christa Farmer, Hofstra University
  • "The Future of Green" 
  • "Engineering on Suburban Living" with Prof. Margaret Hunter, Hofstra University
  • "Is it Possible to Live "Green" in the Suburbs?" with Prof. Eric Strauss, Director, Urban Ecology Institute, Boston College
  • "New York's Legal Battle against Global Warming" with Peter Washburn, NYS Attorney General's Environmental Protection Bureau
Admission: All events are free and open to the public
Sponsored by Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement
Thursday, April 24, 2008
3 p.m.
Issues, Parties and the Media: The 2008 Election Landscape
A conversation with Maureen Dowd, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and columnist, The New York Times; and William Kristol, editor, The Weekly Standard, columnist, The New York Times, and panelist, Fox News Sunday

Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus
Admission: Free and open to the public
Sponsored by The President's Educate '08 Event Series
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
3 p.m.
"All's Fair: Love, War and Politics"
A conversation with Mary Matalin, celebrated conservative voice and presidential adviser; and James Carville, media personality and political icon

Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

Admission: Free and open to the public
Sponsored by The President's Educate '08 Event Series
Thursday, May 1, 2008
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
"Mayday at the Movies: Comedy and Tragedy at Work"

The seventh annual festival of new and classic movies on work and working people around the world organized by Hofstra University's Labor Studies Program and the Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy. Each film is scheduled during a class period and introduced by a Hofstra professor, who leads a discussion period following each showing.

Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Admission: Free; seating is limited (first-come, first-seated)

For film schedule and further information, please call the Labor Studies Office at (516) 463-5040 or visit hofstra.edu/laborstudies.

Sponsoring organizations: Hofstra University Labor Studies Program in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy
Thursday, May 1, 2008
7:30-9 p.m.
The Increasing Pace of Climate Change and Its Impacts
Speaker: Michael MacCracken, Chief Scientist, Climate Institute

Human activities, primarily the combustion of coal, oil and natural gas, are increasing the atmospheric concentrations of heat-trapping gases. These changes in atmospheric composition have initiated global climate change. Sharply limiting national and global emissions over the next several decades will be required to stop the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. The goal is to prevent global warming from causing catastrophic consequences such as a rise in sea level of a few feet this century, and tens of feet over coming centuries.

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus
Admission: Free
monday, may 5, 2008
3 p.m.
The Evolving Role of the Poll and Public Opinion in Election Politics
A conversation with Paul Begala, political analyst and CNN commentator; and Frank Luntz, most quoted pollster in America

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus

Admission: Free and open to the public
Sponsored by The President's Educate '08 Event Series
Monday, May 5, 2008 Stock Exchange Competition and International Listings
Presented by The Merrill Lynch Center For The Study of International Financial Services and Markets
The purpose of this conference is to bring together practitioners, policy makers and academics to discuss issues relating to the recent competition among international stock exchanges, the organizational and ownership consolidation that is taking place and the patterns and value of international listings. Within this broad framework, the conference aims to highlight the impact of regulation, corporate governance, accounting and listing standards, trading mechanics, and economic benefits to corporations and investors.

Conference Director: Dr. Anoop Rai, Finance Department, Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business

Location: Room 246, Scott Skodnek Business Development Center, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus

For more information, please call (516) 463-5678.
Admission: Free & open to the public
Sponsoring Organizations: The Merrill Lynch Center for the Study of International Financial Services & Markets and Hofstra University's Frank G. Zarb School of Business
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
11:15 a.m.- 12:40 p.m.
Day of Peace

Hofstra's second annual Day of Peace will include performances by:

  • Hofstra's Percussion Ensemble
  • Students in the department of dance
  • Sigma'Cappella, the only co-ed vocal acapella group at Hofstra
  • Hofstra Jazz Nonet


Flags will be displayed representing every international student at Hofstra, along with the American flag.
Free vegetarian food will be available.

Location: Calkins Quad, South Campus
For more information, please call (516) 463-6816.

Sponsored by The President's Educate '08 Event Series and The Progressive Students Union
Monday, May 12, 2008
8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
8 p.m.
ISRAEL AT 60: A CELEBRATION:
Issues in Judaism Lectures

"Israel: The Next 60 Years"
Michael Tuchfeld, Editor, chief anchor and commentator, TV2, The Knesset Channel, Jerusalem, Israel

Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

Ticket information: On sale beginning April 22, 2008

$8 (for each lecture)
$7 senior citizen (65 and over) with ID
$5 matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID
One free ticket (for each lecture) with current faculty/staff/student Hofstra Card
Sponsoring Organizations: Hofstra Cultural Center, Hofstra Hillel: The Center for Jewish Life on Campus; in cooperation with Conference of Jewish Organizations of Nassau County (COJONC)
Friday, May 16, 2008 &
Saturday, May 17, 2008
8 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
2 p.m.

ISRAEL AT 60: A CELEBRATION
Harry and Eddie: The Birth of Israel

Harry and Eddie: The Birth of Israel
By Mark Weston
Directed by Bob Spiotto

This fascinating play explores the relationship between former U.S. President Harry S. Truman and fellow World War I veteran Eddie Jacobson. Their friendship would become key in the founding of Israel. Special guest actors to be announced.

Location: Emily and Jerry Spiegel Theater, California Avenue, South Campus
Admission: Tickets on sale beginning April 22, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
"The Wisdom of Our Fathers"

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt - four of America's greatest presidents, immortalized on the face of Mount Rushmore. Where will this year's president-elect eventually stand in the eyes of history? What can we learn from our greatest leaders of the past? For three thought-provoking days, you can journey through the history of each of these presidencies and see how they affected the culture and livelihood of America.

The program is presented by Dr. Meena Bose, Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies at Hofstra University and Director of Hofstra's Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency.

Location: Chemistry/Physics Building, California Avenue, South Campus
Admission: $120 for the three day program

For more information, call (877) 426-8056 or visit www.elderhostel.org.

Sponsored by Hofstra University Continuing Education and Elderhostel
Tuesday, September 9
2-3:30 p.m.
"Economic Issues Facing the Presidency"
Panelists include former U.S. Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin and Paul O'Neill.
Moderated by Floyd Norris, chief financial correspondent for The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune

Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

For more information about this event please call (516) 463-5678.

While this event is free and open to the public, seating is limited. Students and faculty will receive preference during registration and seating. Due to this intense interest in this event, all attendees must register in advance by clicking here. (Registering via this system represents a request for tickets to the event. You will be notified via e-mail within 48 hours regarding the status of your request. There is a limit of two tickets per request.)
Sponsored by The President's Educate '08 Event Series
Wednesday, Sept. 10
3 p.m.
"Restoring America's Image in the World: The Public Diplomacy Challenge"
Featuring Dr. Shashi Tharoor, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and renowned author.

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus
Sponsored by The President's Educate '08 Event Series and the Diversity Task Force
Wednesday, Sept.10
7:30 p.m.
International Scene Lecture Series
"Body of War"

A viewing of Body of War, a documentary film produced and directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, following the physical and emotional journey of Tomas Young, an injured Iraq war veteran.

Discussion and analysis to follow.

For more information about this event, please call (516) 463-5595.

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus

Sponsored by the Hofstra University Departments of Economics, History, and Sociology, Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement in conjunction with Long Island Teachers for Human Rights and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Tuesday, Sept. 11
4 p.m.
Cultural Diversity Awareness Program launch
A reception hosted by Stuart Rabinowitz, president of Hofstra University.

The Hofstra University Museum offers this Cultural Diversity Awareness Program using the rich resources of the Museum's collection. A series of posters that highlight works from around the world will be located at various locations on Hofstra's campus. These vibrant, elegant and compelling posters highlighting works from ancient to modern times introduce art, geography, and the history of cultures from six regions of the world.

Location: Hagedorn Hall Lobby, South Campus
Sponsored by the Hofstra University Museum and the Hofstra Cultural Center
Saturday, September 13
2 P.M.
"Paying for Health Care in America: How Can We Make it Affordable?"
Presidential Libraries and National Issues Forum

Location: The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, New York

Admission: Advanced registration is required; participation is open to Hofstra students, staff and community members.

For more information, contact Professor Michael D'Innocenzo at hismzd@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-5606.
Sponsored by Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement, The Wachtel Professorship for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change, in association with the The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the National Issues Forums Institute and the Kettering Foundation
Sunday, September 14
7-9 p.m.
"What I Saw At The Convention"
Hofstra students and faculty speak about their experiences at the Democratic and Republican Conventions. Hear them talk about their experiences watching, studying and covering the national party conventions!

Location: Amsterdam Lounge (Presidential Politics House), The Netherlands, North Campus

Admission: Open to Hofstra University students only

For more information please call (516) 463-5619.
Sponsored by Hofstra University's Office of Residential Programs and Department of Political Science
Monday, September 15
2 P.M.
George Stephanopoulos
George Stephanopoulos is the Chief Washington Correspondent for ABC News and anchor of ABC's Sunday morning program, This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

While this event is free and open to the public, seating is limited. Students and faculty will receive preference during registration and seating. Registration for this event is now closed.

Sponsored by the President's Educate '08 Event Series, the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, and the John D. Miller Fund at the Long Island Community Foundation

Tuesday, September 16
12:45 P.M.
"2008 Election: Issues Up Close"
Featuring Lou Dobbs Tonight panelists Michael Goodwin, Edward Rollins and Robert Zimmerman

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, North Campus
Sponsored by the President's Educate '08 Event Series, the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, and the John D. Miller Fund at the Long Island Community Foundation
Wednesday, Sept. 17
11:15 a.m.
"Original Intent and the United States Constitution"
Lecture delivered by Hofstra University Professor of Curriculum and Teaching, Alan Singer.

Alan Singer hold a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Rutgers University. Dr. Singer is a highly regarded professor of secondary education and the director of social studies education. He is also a former New York City high school social studies teacher and is editor of Social Science Docket, a joint publication of the New York State and New Jersey Councils for the Social Studies.

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus
Sponsored by Hofstra's Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Thursday, September 18
4 - 6 p.m.
"On the Record: A Hofstra Presidential Conference Retrospective"
A roundtable featuring former Hofstra Presidential Conference Directors discussing their experiences organizing the innovative and widely acclaimed Hofstra conferences, starting with FDR: The Man, The Myth, The Era in 1982, and continuing through William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat" from Hope in 2005.

Panelists include:
  • Professor Emeritus Herbert D. Rosenbaum
  • Professor Emeritus Paul Harper
  • Professor Emeritus William F. Levantrosser
  • Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS) Dean Bernard J. Firestone
  • Former HCLAS Dean Robert Vogt
  • Professor Emeritus and former Law School Dean Eric Schmertz
Location: Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus

For more information about the directors'; roundtable, please call (516) 463-5616.
Sponsored by The Hofstra Cultural Center and the Hofstra Museum
Thursday, Sept. 18
4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
International Scene Lecture Series
"Media and War"
Lecture given by Amy Goodman, award winning investigative journalist and co-host of Democracy Now! The War and Peace Report

Question and answer session to follow

For more information about this event, please call (516) 463-5595.

Location: 246 East Library Wing (BDC), Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Second Floor, South Campus
Sponsored by the Hofstra University Departments of Economics, History, and Sociology, Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement in conjunction with Long Island Teachers for Human Rights and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Friday, September 19
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 P.m.
National Issues Forum
Special keynote speakers include Newsday's editorial board

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus

Admission is limited to high school juniors and seniors only.
Sponsored by Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement, Hofstra's School of Education and Health Professions, The Wachtel Professorship for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change, in association with the National Issues Forums Institute, the Kettering Foundation and The Herman Goldman Foundation of New York City
Friday, September 19
3 p.m.
"Election 2008: The Gen Y Factor"
Why are YOU so excited about the 2008 election? Is it the war? Is it the economy? Education? National security? Come be part of the studio audience and share your views and opinions with WLIW21, as they tape "Election 2008: The Gen Y Factor."

Join host Dara Welles and Morley Winograd and Michael Hais, authors of Millennial Makeovers: MySpace, YouTube and the Future of American Politics.

Admission: Open to Hofstra University students only

Location: Studio A, Dempster Hall, South Campus
Sponsored by WLIW21 New York Public Television and Hofstra's School of Communication
Sunday, September 21
1 p.m.
Current Events Discussion
A discussion led by Professor Emeritus Herbert D. Rosenbaum

Location: Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House, South Campus
Sponsored by the Hofstra's Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
Monday, September 22
5p.m.
"Election Day 2008 - Will Your Vote Count?"
Featured speakers: William T. Biamonte (D) and John A. DeGrace (R) Nassau County Board of Elections Commissoners and Paula Blum co-president of the League of Women Voters of Nassau County

Moderated by: Jeffrey Wice, Professor, Hofstra University School of Law
  • Learn about the mechanics of how elections are conducted!
  • Learn about the process behind-the-scenes on election day!
  • Find out about election day employment opportunities!
Location: Room 206, Hofstra University School of Law, South Campus

For more information, please call (516) 463-0417.
Sponsored by The Hofstra University School of Law
Monday, September 22
7-9 p.m.
"An LGBT Muslim Perspective on the 2008 Presidential Election"
Featuring Faisal Alam, a gay Muslim activist of Pakistani descent. Mr. Alam is the founder and former director of Al-Fatiha, an international not-for-profit organization that, since 1998, has been dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Muslims, as well as those exploring or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their friends.

Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

For more information about this event please call (516) 463-5485.
Sponsored by Hofstra's LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Studies Program
Tuesday, September 23
12:45 to 2:10 p.m
"Stopping Politics at the Water's Edge: What are American Foreign Policy Priorities in 2008?"
A roundtable with American foreign policy experts:
  • Peter Beinart, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; columnist, Washington Post; contributor Time; editor-at-large, The New Republic
  • Dr. Jay M. Parker, visiting associate professor in Georgetown University's Department of Government, adjunct associate professor in the graduate school faculties at Columbia University and George Washington University, and a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency. In 2005, Dr. Parker retired from the United States Army in the rank of Colonel after 26 years of active duty service. He also served for more than a decade as professor of political and international affairs and director of International Relations and National Security Studies, Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy at West Point.
  • Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1997-2001); third ranking official of National Security Council at the White House (1993-1997); and Deputy Director of the Presidential Transition for National Security. She also held senior positions in the presidential campaigns of '96, '92, '88 and '84.
Location 246 East Library Wing (BDC), Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Second Floor, South Campus

For more information about this event, please call (516) 463-5669.
Sponsored by The Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency and the Hofstra University Cultural Center
Tuesday, September 23
8 p.m.
The Listening Project:
A documentary film by Dominic Howes & Joel Weber
The film follows four unique Americans through 14 countries - from a Shanghai hip-hop club to a war-ravaged Kabul neighborhood to a village at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro - in each place asking "what do you think of America?"

In beautifully photographed locales, we encounter fascinating and diverse characters who reveal not only the impact of the United States on their lives, but also their perspectives on crumbling empires, human fellowship, and what it means to be a citizen in a globalized world.

The Listening Project has won the Best Documentary awards at four recent film festivals: The Santa Cruz Film Festival, Durango Independent Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, Omaha Film Festival.

There will be a question and answer session with co-director Dominic Howes and film correspondent
Han Shan

Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

For more information about this event, please call (516) 463-3489.
Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities
Wednesday, Sept. 24 Day of Dialogue VI: "Facing the Future Together"

A multi-perspective, one-day conference on public issues facing the nation. Designed specifically to help Hofstra students become informed voters and encourage dialogue between people of differing views. The conference will feature over 15 separate events covering both domestic and foreign policy issues.
Featured foreign policy events include:

  • Returning soldiers' views of the Iraq war
  • A panel about the United States policy on Iran
  • Panels about the United States and how it is viewed by other nations
  • A guided dialogue about issues facing Israel and Palestine

Domestic policy events will tackle such issues as the economy and energy policy, race and gender politics and the role of religion in the presidential election.
Featured domestic policy events include:

  • Heritage or Hate, a documentary film by Hofstra University Professor of journalism Dr. Gregory Smith, about the differing views on the meaning of the Confederate Flag
  • Dr. Allen Weinstein, archivist of the United States
  • Diana Carlin, a professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas and DebateWatch founder will discuss how debates such as John F. Kennedy vs. Richard Nixon can shape electoral politics
  • Joe Szabo, political cartoonist speaking about "Immigrants and/in America"
Admission: Free and open to the public

For further information and for a complete list of events, please call (516) 463-5640 or visit hofstra.edu/dayofdialogue.
Sponsored by Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement
Wednesday, Sept. 24
11:15 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
"Access and Legacy: The Role of Presidential Libraries"

Dr. Allen Weinstein, archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration

Location: 246 East Library Wing (BDC), Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Second Floor, South Campus

Sponsored by Hofstra's Department of Libraries and Information Services
Thursday, September 25
6 - 8 p.m.
"Mending the Nation's Broken Health Care System"

A community town hall meeting featuring:

  • Mark T. Bertolini, president, Aetna Inc.
  • Sara R. Collins, Ph.D. assistant vice president, Program on the Future of Health Insurance, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Michael J. Dowling, president & CEO, North Shore-LIJ Health System, and chairman, National Center for Healthcare Leadership
  • Richard J. Umbdenstock, president, American Hospital Association
  • David M. Weiss, Ph.D. associate professor, health professions and family studies, Hofstra University

Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

Sponsored by The President's Educate '08 Event Series, North Shore-LIJ Health System and the Educate '08 Community Advisory Committee
Friday, Sept. 12, 19, 26
8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 20, 27
8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 14, 21, 28
2 p.m.
1776

America's award-winning musical presented by Hofstra Entertainment!
Music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Book by Peter Stone
Based on a concept by Sherman Edwards
Directed by Sal Salerno
Musical direction by William W. Williams

A sparkling re-creation of those momentous days when John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, along with members of the Second Continental Congress, argued about, voted on and signed the Declaration of Independence.

Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

Admission/Tickets: Fee; one free ticket for student with current HofstraCard (all seats reserved)
For tickets and information, please call the John Cranford Adams Playhouse Box office at (516) 463-6644, M-F, 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m., or visit hofstra.edu/HofstraEntertainment

Friday, September 26
8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Conference:
"Autism Spectrum Disorder: Current Policies and Best Practices for Promoting Socialization, Communication and Language"

For more information, please contact Dr. Martin Blum, assistant dean of Hofstra's School of Education and Health Professions, at Martin.Blum@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-5389.

Sponsored by Hofstra's School of Education and Health Professions; Hofstra's Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education and Rehabilitation; Hofstra's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Hofstra's Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and Hofstra's Department of Psychology in conjunction with the New York State Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and Nassau BOCES
Friday, September 26
8 p.m.
Debate Watch: The First Presidential Debate
"Watching the Debates: What Goes on Behind and in Front of the Cameras"

Featuring Diana Carlin, professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas. Ms. Carlin served on the advisory board for the Commission on Presidential Debates from 1987 until 2000 and during that time she developed DebateWatch through a grant from the Ford Foundation in 1996.

Her talk will be followed at 9 p.m. by a large-screen viewing and discussion of the first presidential debate.

Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

Admission: Free and open to the public

Sponsored by Hofstra's Office of the President, School of Communication, Department of Political Science, and the Center for Civic Engagement
Thursday, October 2
12:45-2:10 p.m.
"What Will the Next President Do?"
Identifying the U.S. Agenda for 2009

A conversation with former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass

Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

While this event is free and open to the public, seating is limited. Students and faculty will receive preference during registration and seating. Due to this intense interest in this event, all attendees must register in advance by clicking here. (Registering via this system represents a request for tickets to the event. You will be notified via e-mail within 48 hours regarding the status of your request. There is a limit of two tickets per request.)

For more information about this event, please call (516) 463-5669.

Sponsored by The Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency and the Hofstra University Cultural Center
Thursday, October 2
8 p.m.
Debate Watch: The Vice Presidential Debate
"What To Look For in a Presidential Debate"

Hofstra professors provide advice and guidance about how to watch and interpret a presidential debate.
Panel discussion followed at 9 p.m. by a large-screen viewing of the debate.

Location: Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Theater, North Campus

Admission: Free and open to the public

Sponsored by Hofstra's Office of the President, School of Communication, Department of Political Science, and the Center for Civic Engagement
Sunday, October 5
2 p.m.
Politics and Protest

Featuring legendary folksinger, composer and lyricist Oscar Brand;
John Foley, guitar;
Jordan brand, bass;
Torrie Lloyd-Masters, guest vocalist

Join us on the musical campaign trail and enjoy some of the most humorous and telling campaign and election songs ever compsed (or decomposed for that matter!). You'll delight in the songs and their musical history. Selections include Follow Washington, I'm Just Wild About Harry, Get On a Raft With Taft, Irving Berlin's Blue Skies With Hoover, The Same Old Merry Go Round, This Land is Your Land, and Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow, as well as original songs from Oscar Brand's political musicals How to Steal an Election and Fun and Games.

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus

For tickets and information, please call the John Cranford Adams Playhouse Box Office at (516)463-6644, Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., or order online at hofstra.edu/hofstraentertainment

Sponsored by Hofstra Entertainment
Monday, October 6
7 P.M.
"The i-vote"
A forum to discuss how Israel, the Mid-East and the "Jewish vote" bare influencing college-age voters in the upcoming presidential election.

Participants Include:
  • Liz Nord, Supervising Producer of MTV's Choose or Lose Campaign
  • Sarah Glidden, comic artist/author of How To Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
  • Brent Weitzberg, Hofstra student government president, 2007-08
Location: Spiegel Theater, South Campus

Fore more information visit http://www.avodaarts.org
Sponsored by Arts on the Move in partnership with Hofstra Hillel
Monday, October 6
7 P.M.
"Making Ends Meet: Is There A Way to Help Working Americans?"
Presidential Libraries and National Issues Forum

Location: The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, New York

Admission: Advanced registration is required; participation is open to Hofstra students, staff and community members

For more information, contact Professor Michael D'Innocenzo at hismzd@hofstra.edu or (516) 463-5606.
Sponsored by Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement, The Wachtel Professorship for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change, in association with the The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the National Issues Forums Institute and the Kettering Foundation
Tuesday, October 7
12:45-2:10 p.m.
"The Politics and Promises of Presidential Campaign Speeches, 1896-2008"

Featuring Michael Cohen, senior research fellow, New America Foundation

Mr. Cohen is the author of Live from the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the Twentieth Century and How They Shaped Modern America. He was a speechwriter for the State Department in the Clinton administration, and he also has worked in corporate communications. He is a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, and he has taught speechwriting and political rhetoric at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Please visit livefromthetrail.com for more information.

Location: 246 East Library Wing (BDC), Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Second Floor, South Campus

For more information about this event, please call (516) 463-5669.

Sponsored by The Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency and the Hofstra University Cultural Center
Tuesday, October 7
2:15 P.M.
The Economy: A Town Hall Meeting
Two nationally known economists will look at the state of the U.S. economy and its impact on the 2008 presidential campaign:
  • Nouriel Roubini, Ph.D. is a professor of economics and international business at New York University Stern School of Business. Before joining NYU, he was a faculty member of the Economics Department at Yale University (1988-1995); senior economist for international affairs at the White House Council of Economic Advisers (1998-1999); senior advisor to the Under Secretary for International Affairs and the director of the Office of Policy Development and Review at the U.S. Treasury Department (1999- 2000). He worked on the resolution of the Asian and global financial crises of 1997-1998 and the reform of the international financial architecture after these crises.
  • Alice M. Rivlin, Ph.D., is senior fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Program, Economic Studies Director, Greater Washington Research at Brookings Institution. Currently a visiting professor at the Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University, Dr. Rivlin was the first director of the Congressional Budget Office (1975-83). Her previous positions include the Henry Cohen Professor, Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, New School University (2001-2003); chair, District of Columbia Financial Management Assistance Authority (1998-2001); vice chair, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (1996-99); and director, White House Office of Management and Budget (1994-96).
Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus

For more information about this event please call (516) 463-5402.
Sponsored by Hofstra's Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Educate '08 Community Advisory Committee
Tuesday, October 7
6:30-8 p.m.
"Teaching the 2008 Elections"

A workshop given by Andrea Libresco, Associate Professor, Curriculum & Teaching

Come join us for strategies and discussion about how to teach up to and beyond the elections in your elementary and middle school classes - grades 4-8.

Location: Hagedorn Lobby, North Campus
To RSVP email http://mailto:hnet@hofstra.edu
Questions: Contact Barbara Calvo at (516) 463-5070

Sponsored by Hofstra's School of Educatioin and Health Professions, HNET (Hofstra Network of Elementary Teachers) and SEGA (Special Education Graduate Association)
Tuesday, October 7
8 p.m.
Debate Watch: The Second Presidential Debate

Hofstra professors provide advice and guidance about how to watch and interpret a presidential debate.

Panel discussion followed at 9 p.m. by a large-screen viewing of the debate.

Refreshments will be served.

Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

Admission: Free and open to the public

Sponsored by Hofstra's Office of the President, School of Communication, the Department of Political Science, and the Center for Civic Engagement
Wednesday, October 8
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
International Scene Lecture Series
"The Question of Iran"
Lecture given by Hamid Dabashi, professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University

Question and answer session to follow

For more information about this event, please call (516) 463-5595.

Location: Leo A. Guthart Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus
Sponsored by the Hofstra University Departments of Economics, History, and Sociology, Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement in conjunction with Long Island Teachers for Human Rights and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Saturday, October 11
11:30 a.m.
"Hofstra Rocks The Debate!"

Hofstra University and Hofstra Concerts, as part of Educate 08, present a concert, featuring Atlantic Records recording artist Jason Mraz, for all Hofstra students. Lisa Hannigan and a couple of Hofstra student groups will also be performing.

In addition, there will be an "Express Yourself" area where students will present displays and activities about the various issues affecting the U.S. and the world today.  Complimentary food and other festivities will be on hand.

Admission: Doors open at 11:30 a.m. This event is only open to Hofstra students (with their Hofstra University ID); no guests will be permitted.

Location: Intramural Fields, North Campus

Suggested Donation: Non perishable food item for "rock CAN roll"
rock CAN roll, Inc., is a volunteer, 501c3, non-profit, hunger relief organization and think tank. We collaborate with rock concerts, schools, corporations, and private individuals to collect canned and non-perishable food (and basic provisions) for distribution to local agencies and into the hands of children, seniors and families who live with hunger and in poverty.

For more information, contact the Dean of Students Office at (516) 463-6913.

Sponsored Hofstra's Office of Student Affairs and Hofstra Concerts
Sunday, October 12
12 - 2 p.m.
Battle of the Parties

Hofstra’s College Republicans and Hofstra’s College Democrats will battle it out in a spirited but friendly series of games and activities, culminating in a tug-of-war competition. All students welcome to attend. Republicans wear red, Democrats blue.

Location: Hofstra Recreation Center, North Campus.

For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at (516) 463-6958.

Sunday, October 12
7 p.m.
14 Women: Film Screening

The documentary 14 Women follows the 14 female senators who were in the U.S. Senate from 2004-2006, showing them as they govern while balancing their families, friends, staff, and work loads.

Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, South Campus

Monday, October 13
3 p.m.
Gender and Race in Politics
Featuring Gloria Steinem, writer, lecturer, editor and feminist activist.

Ms. Steinem's name is synonymous with the advancement of women's social equality in America and throughout the world. She convened the historic 1971 Women's Political Caucus, founded the Coalition of Labor Union Women, is president of Voters for Choice and established the Ms. Foundation for Women. In addition to appearing in many anthologies and textbooks she has authored the bestsellers Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, and Marilyn: Norma Jean. Ms. Steinem is currently at work on Road to the Heart: America As if Everyone Mattered, a book about her more than thirty years on the road as a feminist organizer.

Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

For more information, contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669 or the New Opportunities at Hofstra (NOAH) Program at (516) 463-6976.
Sponsored by The New Opportunities at Hofstra (NOAH, Arthur O. Eve HEOP) program, Hofstra University Cultural Center and the Educate '08 Programming Committee
Monday, October 13
7 p.m.
It’s Debate-able
Get debate and media savvy by joining film professor Skip Blumberg as he screens his documentary work from the '92 debates and leads a discussion on what really goes on before a debate hits the air.

Refreshments will be served.

Location, Netherlands Cafeteria.

For more information contact Chris Muller in the Office of Residential Programs at (516) 463-6930.
Monday, October 13
9 p.m.
Upright Citizens' Brigade

The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) brings improv comedy with a political bent to Hofstra's campus.  The UCB Touring Company has launched the careers of many stars, including cast members of Saturday Night Live.  See tomorrow's stars on campus today!

Location: Hofstra USA, North Campus

Admission: Open to Hofstra students with a valid Hofstra ID card

Sponsored by the Educate '08 Student Programming Committee and the Division of Student Affairs
Tuesday, October 14
8:30 a.m.
Opening Bell at NASDAQ

Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz will ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ stock exchange in honor of Hofstra's historic hosting of the third and final 2008 presidential debate on October 15, 2008.

The actual ringing of the bell will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the start of the day's trading.
Representatives of NASDAQ and Hofstra will speak prior to the ringing of the bell.

NOTE: This event is NOT open to members of the public.

Tuesday, October 14
9:15 a.m - 3 p.m.
Democracy in Performance at the 2008 Presidential Debate

American democracy comes to life on Hofstra's campus in live performance as fully costumed, professional living history performers assisted by top student performers create a series of historical presentations that highlight pivotal moments in our nation's story. The program, conducted primarily in four "revival tents" reminiscent of 19th century Chautauqua traveling educational performances, provides civic education about major American accomplishments, inspiring words and the commitment to democracy and its attributes that made them possible.

Keynote event (9:15 - 11 a.m.): John and Abigail Adams will warm up the crowd with a brief exchange from their famous letters; Abraham Lincoln and Black Abolitionist Frederick Douglass will take on perhaps the most serious issues the nation has ever faced - slavery, civil war and the status of Black Americans.
Location: John Cranford Adams Playhouse

Other featured protrayals include Will Rogers, Walt Whitman, Frances B. Harper, Robert Frost, Mother Jones, Susan B. Anthony, Victoria Woodhull, Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm, Patsy Takemoto Mink, Teddy and Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and the Statue of Liberty

All other events will take place in one of four "revival tents" located on Hofstra's south campus and are scheduled as follows:
11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
12:45 p.m.-2:10 p.m.
2:20-3:45 p.m.

Admission: All events are free and open to the public; tent events will have seating for 100 audience members.

To register, use the following link:
Register for Event

Sponsored Hofstra's Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Center for Civic Engagement, the School of Communication and the Motorola FoundationMotorola Logo
Sponsored Hofstra University Cultural Center
Tuesday, October 14
9 p.m.
"Debate is Performance!"

The culmination of the Educate '08 "Debating as Performance Art" workshop focusing primarily on the creation of short plays in a debate format using the tenets of Neo-Futurism, a form of performance art created at Stage Left Theater in Chicago and best know for the long running Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.

New York Neo-Futurist company member Christopher Dippel directs this high-energy, entertaining event.

Location: Emily and Jerry Spiegel Theater, South Campus

Sponsored by Hofstra's Department of Drama and Dance
Wednesday, October 15 Third Presidential Debate

Hofstra University is pleased to be the site of the third presidential debate of the 2008 campaign, produced by the Commission on Presidential Debates, a nonpartisan organization.

As seating is limited for this prestigious event, only current Hofstra University students may apply for a ticket to the debate. More information is available at hofstra.edu/debate.

For a complete list of events and activities taking place at Hofstra University on October 15th, click here.

The presenting sponsors are The Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency and The John D. Miller Fund at the Long Island Community Foundation
Friday, October 17
12 p.m.
Careers in the Federal Government

Over the next two years, the largest federal agencies project that they will need to fill nearly 193,000 job openings. With the growing need to attract top talent, an increase in the amount agencies are spending on student loan repayment, signing bonuses and relocation expenses, and unparalleled opportunities to pursue a wide array of career experiences, this is a great time to consider a career in the federal government. The government offers employment opportunities across the country and around the world to candidates from every academic discipline. This event features Hofstra graduates who are working in federal service positions as well as a representative from the federal government who can offer advice on how to find and apply for a job or internship with a federal agency.

Location: 106 Breslin Hall, South Campus

Lunch with be served.

Sponsored by the Career Center at Hofstra University
Saturday, October 18
4-8:30 p.m.
The Sprout Film Festival at Hofstra: Focus on Disability Awareness

Hofstra's Department of Counseling Research Special Education and Rehabilitation in the School of Education and Health Professions, invites you to experience screenings of memorable thought provoking and enjoyable films related to the field of developmental disabillities.

There will be four unique programs showcasing a selection of shorts, documentaries and narratives generating discussion on the issues impacting individuals with disabilities as it relates to the presidential campaign.

Following each program will be question and answer sessions with experts in the field including Hofstra faculty and film makers.

The Film Festival will be programmed and supported by Sprout, a New York City based non-profit organization dedicated to bringing innovative programming about individuals with disabilities.

Location: Hagedorn Hall, South Campus

Admission: Registration is required, please visit our registration site for registration information

For more information about this event please call (516) 463-5778.

Sponsored by Hofstra's School of Education, Health and Human Services
Wednesday, October 22
7 p.m.
"The Bible, the Koran, and Dr. Seuss: Faith-based Prisons in the 21st Century"

Featuring Dr. Winnifred Sullivan, associate professor and director of law and religion at the University at Buffalo Law School, State University of New York.

The general theme of this talk will be the role of religion in the presidental election, and the views of the candidates on the role and purpose of incarceration, and the place of religion within our penal system.

Location: David Filderman Gallery, Joan and and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus

For more information about this event, please call (516) 463-5614.

About Dr. Sullivan
Dr. Sullivan earned earned a J.D. in 1976 and a Ph.D. in 1993, both from the University of Chicago. In addition to numerous articles, she is the author of Paying the Words Extra: Religious Discourse in the Supreme Court of the United States (Harvard, 1995); The Impossibility of Religious Freedom (Princeton, 2005) and Prison Religion: Faith-based Reform and the Constitution (Princeton, 2009).

Sponsored by Hofstra's Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hofstra's Department of Religion, Hofstra University Honors College, and First Year Connections
Wednesday, October 22
7 p.m.
Reel Politics: The War Room
"They changed the way campaigns are won" was the tag line for the film The War Room, the movie that kicks off the Reel Politics film series. Please join us as we screen this documentary on the 1992 Clinton campaign.

Question and Answer session to follow with filmmakers Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker.
Hosted by David Schwartz, chief film curator of the Museum of the Moving Image.

Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

For more information call (516) 463-5217.
Sponsored by Hofstra's School of Communication
Monday, October 27
7 p.m.
"The Living Room Candidate"

The first presidential campaign commercials appeared in 1952.  Although candidates have continued to use traditional methods of reaching the public (making speeches, traveling around the country, advertising in print and on radio), television has become an essential addition to these activities, and probably the medium that reaches the most voters. Television commercials use all the tools of fiction filmmaking, including script, visuals, editing, and performance, to distill a candidate's major campaign themes into a few powerful images.

David Schwartz, Chief Curator of the Museum of the Moving Image guides us through more than 40 years of “presidential” TV commercials.

Location: Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus

For more information, please call (516) 463-5217.

Sponsored by Hofstra's School of Communication
Tuesday, October 28
3 p.m.
"A Daily Briefing - A Look Behind the Scenes"

Featuring Dee Dee Myers and Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretaries

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus

Sponsored by the President's Educate '08 Event Series, the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, and the John D. Miller Fund at the Long Island Community Foundation
Tuesday, October 28
7 p.m.
"The Importance of the Latino Vote and Voice"

A talk by Lillian Rodríguez López, President of the Hispanic Federation, a non-profit membership organization serving over 90 Latino health and human service agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Location: Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, room 141

For more information email oriana3.kappa@gmail.com

Sponsored by Hofstra's Organization of Latin Americans
Wednesday, October 29
7 p.m.
"Reel Politics: Primary Colors"

Critic Roger Ebert called Primary Colors "a superb film--funny, insightful and very wise about the realities of political life."

Please join us as we screen this film starring John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton and Kathy Bates.

Question & Answer sessiont to follow with Time Magazine's Joe Klein who authored the book Primary Colors under the pseudonym "Anonymous.:

Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, South campus

For more information call (516) 463-5217.

Sponsored by Hofstra's School of Communication
Monday, November 3
12:45 - 2 p.m.
"America Overextended"
Featuring Andrew Bacevich, professor of International Relations and History at Boston University, and author of The Limits of Power: American Exceptionalism (2008) and American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U. S. Diplomacy (2002).

Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

For further information, contact Dr. Martin Melkonian at (516) 463-5595.
Sponsored by the Hofstra University Departments of Economics, History, and Sociology, Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement in conjunction with Long Island Teachers for Human Rights and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Tuesday, November 4
7 p.m.
Election Night Party
Students and faculty will gather to watch the election returns.

Location: Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center dining room
Monday, November 10
4 p.m.
An Analysis of the 2008 Presidential Election

Featuring Governor Michael Dukakis

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus

Admission: Free and open to the public
For more information contact (516) 463-5616

About Mr. Dukakis
Michael Dukakis was the 1988 Democratic Presidential Nominee and twice governor of Massachusetts (1974-79, 1983-91).  He is currently a distinguished professor in Northeastern University's political science department. He also has taught in the senior executive program for state and local managers at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and at Florida Atlantic University.

Sponsored by Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Hofstra University Honors College School of Communication, The Professional Organization in Speech Education (P.O.I.S.E.)
Wednesday, November 12
2 - 4 p.m.
"The White House and Working America: What the Election Means for our Jobs"
Featuring:
  • Steven Greenhouse, New York Times reporter and author of The Big Squeeze
  • David Sirota, nationally syndicated columnist and author of new bestseller The Uprising
  • Teresa Ghilarducci, pension economist and author of When I'm 64: The Plot Against Pensions and the Plan to Save Them
  • Timothy Bishop, Long Island Congressman
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

Admission: For admission and registration information, please contact Dr. Gregory DeFreitas (516) 463-5040 or Dr. Bhaswati Sengupta (516) 463-5599.
Sponsored by the Hofstra Labor Studies Program
Wednesday, November 19
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Election Results and the Future of Health Care Reform

Featuring Dr. Stuart Altman, Dean of The Heller School for Social Policy and Management and
Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University

This event is the first of a three-part Health Policy Breakfast Series to address critical issues in health care and reform. The breakfast series was established to set the stage for a large-scale national conference, "New Directions in American Health Care: Innovations from Home and Abroad" to be hosted by Hofstra University in early 2010. Key players in the health care reform debate, including policymakers, providers, and analysts, will participate in both the breakfast series and the conference events.

Location: Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus

Admission is by invitation only.

This event is organized by the Hofstra University Health Policy Conference Planning Committee: Janet Dolgin, Ph.D., J.D. (Law); Rachel Kreier, Ph.D. (Economics); Corinne Kyriacou, Ph.D. (Community Health); David Weiss, Ph.D. (Health Administration)

About Dr. Stuart Altman:
Stuart H. Altman holds an M.A. and Ph.D. degree in Economics from UCLA and taught at Brown University and the Graduate School of Public Policy at University of California at Berkeley.

Sponsored by EmblemHealth, Hofstra's School of Education and Health Professions,, Hofstra's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Hofstra Law School
Saturday, November 22
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"Forging a New Housing Policy: Opportunity in the Face of Crisis"
Public debate on the subprime crisis has focused on restoring the stability of the existing system of housing provision and ownership, but has neglected emergent opportunities for innovation. During this one-day symposium, three panels of national housing experts will consider the present prospects for the transformation of housing policy in the United States.

Keynote Speaker: Chester Hartman, Poverty and Race Research Action Council

Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus

Admission: Fee

For more information about this event, please call (516) 463-9770.
Sponsored by The Rauch Foundation and the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra
Monday, September 8 THROUGH
Monday, December 8
"The Presidents - 1933-2001: A History of Presidential Conferences at Hofstra University"
Through photographs, documents, and other conference mementos, the Hofstra University Museum offers a visual exploration of the 20th century presidencies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt through William Jefferson Clinton. The exhibition will be on view in the David Filderman Gallery and the Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Exhibition Hall on the ninth and 10th floors of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library.

Monday, September 8 through Monday, December 8, 2008, at the David Filderman Gallery, Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus; Monday, September 8 through Sunday, October 26, 2008, at the Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
Sponsored by the Hofstra University Museum
Sunday, December 7
2 p.m.
Made in America
A Musical Tribute to the Land of Opportunity
  • Betsyann Faiella, vocals
  • Tedd Firth, piano
  • Fred Fudrucker, bass
America's spirit of individualism, its diversity and humor are expressed through the words and music of an eclectic mix of composers and lyricists. Made in America showcases the music of Cole Porter, Randy Newman, Oscar Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Harold Arlen, Bruce Springsteen, Sammy Cahn, and Julie Gold, among others.

Location: Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus

For tickets and information, please call the John Cranford Adams Playhouse Box Office at (516)463-6644, Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., or order online at hofstra.edu/Hofstraentertainment
Sponsored by Hofstra Entertainment