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Date: Mar 13, 2008
Cook Political Report Publisher Charlie Cook to Deliver Keynote Address at Hofstra Presidential Symposium
"From Votes to Victory: Winning and Governing the White House in the 21st Century"Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Charlie Cook, publisher of the independent newsletter The Cook Political Report and one of the nation’s best-known political analysts will deliver the keynote address at a daylong presidential symposium at Hofstra University on Thursday, April 3, 2008 in the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Theater, North Campus.
Sponsored by the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency at Hofstra University, the symposium will bring together political experts from universities and public policy research institutes to examine the 2008 presidential campaign, from the candidates’ political messages to issues of race and gender, the war in Iraq and the 24-hour campaign coverage by the news media.
Mr. Cook is also a political analyst for the National Journal Group, where he writes weekly for National Journal magazine and CongressDailyAM. He also writes a regular column for the Washington Quarterly, published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and is a political analyst for NBC News. Widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading authorities on U.S. elections and political trends, his many TV appearances include the ABC, CBS and NBC evening news programs, as well as on "Good Morning America," the "Today Show," "Nightline," "Meet the Press with Tim Russert," and "This Week…."
Before joining the National Journal Group in June of 1998, Mr. Cook wrote for 12 years a twice-weekly column in Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill. He has also served as an election night analyst for CBS and for NBC. The New York Times has called Cook, "...one of the best political handicappers in the nation" and noted that The Cook Political Report is "...a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative." Bob Schieffer of CBS News has called the Cook Political Report, "the bible of the political community." The Wall Street Journal's Al Hunt once referred to Cook as "the Picasso of election analysis," while David Broder of The Washington Post has written that Charlie Cook is "perhaps the best non-partisan tracker of Congressional races."
Founded in 1984, The Cook Political Report is an independent, non-partisan newsletter that analyzes elections and campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, governors and president as well as American political trends. In 2004, it became an online publication. Among its subscribers are lobbyists, trade associations, corporations, labor unions, Members of Congress, political action committees and interest groups across the political spectrum.
Together with Hofstra's conferences on the American presidency, the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency and the Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies make Hofstra one of the very few institutions in the country with a unique focus on the presidency. The Center promotes a program of continuing research on important issues relating to the American presidency, holds conferences and symposia devoted to analyzing critical issues regarding the American presidency by bringing together, from around the nation and the world, leading scholars, political practitioners, and journalists, and sponsors a lecture series bringing to Hofstra the most distinguished scholars on the American presidency.
The Center is under the direction of Meena S. Bose, Ph.D., the Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies. Dr. Bose will also chair a panel at the symposium on "Running for President in the 21st Century."
For more information and to register for the symposium contact:
Hofstra Cultural Center
Tel: (516) 463-5669
Fax: (516) 463-4793
To view the symposium program go to: http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/Community/culctr/culctr_program_votestovictory.pdf
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