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Date: Apr 07, 2008
Tim Russert, Maureen Dowd, James Carville, Mary Matalin and David Gergen to speak at Hofstra for Educate '08
Year-Long Series of Events, Lectures and Academic Programs Leads Up to October 15 Presidential Debate at HofstraHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – NBC Washington Bureau Chief and Meet the Press moderator Tim Russert; New York Times Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Maureen Dowd; David Gergen, author and advisor to four presidents; Mary Matalin, celebrated conservative voice and presidential adviser; and Democratic political strategist James Carville are among the nationally-known speakers coming to Hofstra University over the next several months as part of its Educate '08 initiative.
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.
Recent speakers have included New York Times chief political correspondent Adam Nagourney; economist and New York Times Op-Ed writer Paul Krugman; and Charlie Cook, publisher of the independent newsletter The Cook Political Report.
Upcoming Educate '08 events include:
April 8 – The Arnold A. Saltzman Lecture on the State of the Union, with David Gergen
An advisor to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton, Mr. Gergen is a professor of public service, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government; director, Harvard University Center for Public Leadership; editor-at-large, U.S. News & World Report; and a CNN senior political analyst.
April 17 – What Lessons Do Past Presidents Have for 2008? A Biographer’s Round-Table
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.
April 24 – 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
April 30 - "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.
May 1 – The Increasing Pace of Climate Change and Its Impacts
Michael McCracken, chief scientist, Climate Institute.
May 5 – "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, the most quoted pollster in America.
Coming this Fall:
September 15 – Tim Russert, NBC Washington bureau chief and Meet the Press moderator.
September 23 – "Stopping Politics at the Water's Edge: What are American Foreign Policy Priorities in 2008" - A Roundtable with American foreign policy experts, including Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations ('97-'01); 3rd ranking official of National Security Council at the White House ('93-'97); 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.
Educate '08 was launched on February 4 and 5, 2008, to coincide with the Super Tuesday presidential primaries and also includes academic courses and programs such as the Washington Center program under which four Hofstra students will study and participate as interns in the two major political party nominating conventions this summer.
Many Educate '08 programs are free and open to the public. More information about Educate '08 is available at www.hofstra.edu/educate08
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.
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