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Date: Sep 14, 2009
CNN Anchor & Special Correspondent Soledad O’Brien and Washington Post Columnist Eugene H. Robinson To Speak at Hofstra
Race, Diversity and a New America
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – CNN Special Correspondent Soledad O’Brien and The Washington Post Columnist Eugene H. Robinson will discuss “Race, Diversity and a New America” at Hofstra University on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3 p.m. in John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus. The discussion will be moderated by Acting Dean of Hofstra’s School of Communication Cliff Jernigan.
Soledad O’Brien is an anchor and special correspondent for CNN: Special Investigations Unit. Reporting hour-long documentaries throughout the year and filing in-depth series on the most important ongoing and breaking news stories for all major CNN programs. Most recently, she has reported for the critically acclaimed CNN Presents: Black in America, a sweeping CNN on-air and digital initiative breaking new ground in revealing the current state of Black America 40 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The program features six hours of documentaries and weekly reports with a focus on fresh analysis from new voices about the real lives behind the stereotypes, statistics and identity politics that frequently frame the national dialogue about Black America.
Eugene H. Robinson uses his twice-weekly column in The Washington Post to pick American society apart and then put it back together again in unexpected and revelatory new ways. To do this job of demolition and reassembly, he relies on a large and varied tool kit: energy, curiosity, elegant writing and the wide-ranging experience of a life that took him from childhood in the segregated South to the heights of American Journalism. Mr. Robinson is a member of the National Association of Black Journalist and has received numerous journalism awards including the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for his commentary on the 2008 presidential race.
Define ’09: New Challenges, New Solutions is a yearlong series of programs at Hofstra University designed to examine the new presidential administration, its policies and initiatives, the challenges we currently face and ways of addressing our country's most pressing issues. All Define '09 programs are free and open to the public. For a full list of Define ’09 events go to hofstra.edu/define09 and click on "Events."
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 150 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law.