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Date: Mar 09, 2011
Author Charles Murray to speak at Hofstra
Will Discuss Higher Education at Annual Donald J. Sutherland Lecture
Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y. – Charles Murray, political scientist, libertarian and co-author of the controversial New York Times bestseller “The Bell Curve”, will deliver this year’s Donald J. Sutherland Lecture on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 2:20-3:45 p.m. at the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus.
The address, entitled “Are Too Many People Going to College?”, will center on the key themes of Murray’s latest book, “Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America Schools Back to Reality”.
Murray is the W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy, a conservative think-tank in Washington, D.C.. He has authored several books and written for the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
His 1994 book “The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life”, coauthored with Richard J. Herrnstein, argued that intelligence is replacing social background as the basis for social classes. The book’s discussion of group difference in test scores sparked a national debate over the relationship between race, ethnicity and IQ.
The Donald J. Sutherland Lecture, named for the former trustee who endowed the annual event, is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Political Science, and Hofstra Honors College.The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call (516) 463-5616.
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