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Date: Sep 02, 2008
Former U.S. Treasury Secretaries Paul O'Neill and Robert Rubin to Discuss Economic Issues Facing the Presidency
Community Town Hall Meetings, Lectures and Academic Programs Lead Up to October 15 Presidential Debate at Hofstra
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Former U.S. Treasury Secretaries Paul O'Neill and Robert Rubin will address the important economic issues in the presidential campaign on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at Hofstra University. Floyd Norris, chief financial correspondent for The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, will moderate the discussion.
"Economic Issues Facing the Presidency" will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus. The program is presented by The President's Educate '08 Event Series, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, and The John D. Miller Fund at the Long Island Community Foundation. This program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To register and for a t www.hofstra.edu/educate08 and print out your confirmation. Check-in will begin one hour prior to the event.
"With the economy being one of the main issues of the 2008 presidential campaign – along with the war in Iraq – we are very fortunate to have this distinguished panel at Hofstra to address the major economic issues that the next president must address," said Zarb School Dean Salvatore Sodano. "The audience will hear first-hand how these individuals apply their knowledge and experience to the difficult task of reversing our nation’s economic troubles."
Mr. O'Neill served as the 72nd Secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 2001 to 2002 under President George W. Bush. Previously, Mr. O'Neill was chairman and CEO of the Pittsburgh-based Alcoa from 1987 to 1999, retiring as Chairman at the end of 2000. Prior to that, he was president of International Paper Company from 1985 to 1987.
Mr. Rubin, senior counselor at Citigroup and the former director and chairman of its Executive Committee, served as the nation's 70th Secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 1995 to 1999 under President Bill Clinton. He joined the Clinton Administration in 1993 as assistant to the president for economic policy and director of the newly-created National Economic Council. Mr. Rubin was Co-Senior Partner and Co-Chairman of Goldman, Sachs & Company from 1990 to 1992. Before joining Goldman, he was an attorney at the firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York City.
Mr. Norris covers the world of finance and economics for The New York Times in print with his weekly column and online with his blog "Notions on High and Low Finance," both of which also appear in The International Herald Tribune. He was named chief financial correspondent in September 1999 after spending more than a year as a member of the Times' editorial board. He joined the paper in October 1988 as a financial columnist and previously had worked at Barron’s National Business and Financial Weekly, where he wrote "The Trader" column.
On October 15, Hofstra University will host the third and final presidential debate of the 2008 election season. This debate, focused on domestic issues, will be televised live around the world.
Leading up to the debate and the 2008 election, Hofstra is proud to host Educate '08, an unprecedented series of lectures, conferences, artistic performances and exhibitions, town hall meetings and interactive forums focused on the issues, history and politics of presidential elections. Educate '08 provides our students, faculty and the entire surrounding community with access to the newsmakers, scholars and policymakers who have unique insight and knowledge of the American political system. Many of our programs and events are free and open to the public, and we encourage you to join us for what will be a fascinating series of events. During spring 2008's Educate '08 schedule, Hofstra hosted more than 30 events, including guests such as Mary Matalin and James Carville, David Gergen, William Kristol and Maureen Dowd, Charlie Cook, and many scholars, historians, journalists and policymakers.
Find out more about Educate '08 by visiting www.hofstra.edu/educate08
The Frank G. Zarb School of Business faculty at Hofstra University believes that the best business education provides students with a sound knowledge of their field together with insight into other spheres of life. The Zarb School offers a broad, well-rounded program of study guided by an experienced faculty committed to excellence.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 140 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. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence. The University also provides excellent facilities with state-of-the-art technology, extensive library resources and internship programs that match students’ interests and abilities with appropriate companies and organizations. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.
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