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Date: Mar 07, 2008
New York Times Chief Political Correspondent Adam Nagourney to Speak at Hofstra
Inside the politics of the 2008 presidential campaignHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Adam Nagourney, chief political correspondent for The New York Times, will offer his perspective on the 2008 presidential campaign during a talk at Hofstra on Monday, March 31, 2008.
The program, “An Insider’s Look at the 2008 Campaign: How we got there and where we are going,” is sponsored by Hofstra and The New York Times and is part of the University’s Educate ’08 initiative. It will take place in the Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th floor, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus. A 6 p.m. reception will be followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Nagourney was appointed national political correspondent for The New York Times in 2002 and covered the 2004 presidential election. He was later named chief political correspondent. He joined the Times as a political correspondent in January 1996 and spent his first year at the paper in its Washington bureau, covering Bob Dole in the 1996 presidential campaign. He moved to New York in 1997, where he covered state and city politics, including Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2000 campaign for the United States Senate and the 2001 New York mayoral race.
From 1994 until he joined The Times in 1996, Mr. Nagourney worked on a book he co-authored with Dudley Clendinen (who was, at the time, a member of the Times editorial board) on the history of the modern gay rights movement. The book, “Out for Good,” was published in 1999 by Simon & Schuster. In 1993, Mr. Nagourney served as White House correspondent for USA Today. Before that, he was the newspaper’s national political correspondent from 1990 to 1992. Previously, he worked at the New York Daily News, where he served as the paper’s Albany bureau chief and covered the 1988 presidential election and 1989 mayoral election. From 1977 to 1983, he worked at Gannett Westchester Newspapers in the paper’s Putnam County, White Plains and Albany bureaus. Mr. Nagourney received a B.A. degree in political economics from the State University of New York at Purchase in 1977. He currently lives in Washington D.C.
Educate '08 is an unprecedented educational effort that engages not only students and faculty but also the public in a year-long series of conferences, events and lectures leading up to the final presidential debate at Hofstra on Oct. 15, 2008. For more information on Educate ’08 go to www.hofstra.edu/educate08.
For more information on Mr. Nagourney’s talk please call (516) 463-6842.
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