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Date: Mar 28, 2008
Economist, New York Times Op-Ed Writer Paul Krugman to Speak at Hofstra
"Can American Democracy Survive the Growing Wealth Gap?"Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Paul Krugman, economist and Op-Ed writer for The New York Times, will speak at Hofstra on Tuesday, April 1, from 2:20 - 3:45 p.m. in the Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus.
Mr. Krugman, who is also the author of Conscience of a Liberal (2007, W.W. Norton & Co.), will speak on "Can American Democracy Survive the Growing Wealth Gap." A question-and-answer period will follow his talk, which is sponsored by the Departments of Economics, History, and Sociology and the Center for Civic Engagement in conjunction with the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Mr. Krugman is one of several speakers appearing at Hofstra as part of the International Scene Lecture Series. His lecture is also part of Hofstra's yearlong Educate '08 initiative, 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 a complete listing of Educate '08 events, go to www.hofstra.edu/educate08.
For more information, contact Professor Carolyn Eisenberg, Department of History, at (516) 463-5321, or Professor Martin Melkonian, Department of Economics, at (516) 463-5595.
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. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis.