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Date: Jul 18, 2008
Hofstra University Continuing Education and Elderhostel Present Program on U.S. Presidents
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University Continuing Education and Elderhostel will present a three-day program, "The Wisdom of Our Fathers" at Hofstra University on Monday, August 11, Tuesday, August 12, and Thursday, August 14 from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Washington, Jefferson, 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? Find out the answers to these questions and more. For three thought-provoking days, you can journey through the history of each of these influential 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. Dr. Bose is the author of Shaping and Signaling Presidential Policy: The National Security Decision-Making of Eisenhower and Kennedy. She teaches courses on the American Presidency, American Foreign Policy, and American Politics at Hofstra University. Dr. Bose received her doctorate from Princeton University, and her current research focuses on the changing role of the United Nations in American foreign policy.
The program is a part of Educate '08, 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.
The cost of the three-day program is $120. For more information, call (877) 426-8056 or visit www.elderhostel.org.
Hofstra University Continuing Education offers a broad range of workshops, seminars, conferences, lectures, events and courses in business, technology, adult education, and community learning. Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 145 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law.
Elderhostel is America's first and the world's largest educational travel organization for adults 55 and over. A not-for-profit organization that provides exceptional learning adventures to nearly 160,000 older adults each year, Elderhostel offers nearly 8,000 programs a year in more than 90 countries.