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Date: Apr 21, 2008
Maureen Dowd and William Kristol to Speak at Hofstra
New York Times columnists will discuss "Issues, Parties and the Media: The 2008 Election Landscape"Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY –New York Times columnists Maureen Dowd and William Kristol will speak at Hofstra University on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 3 p.m. in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus. The lecture is sponsored by The President’s Educate ’08 Event Series.
Maureen Dowd, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, became a columnist on The New York Times Op-Ed page in 1995 after having served as a correspondent in the paper’s Washington bureau since 1986. She has covered four presidential campaigns and served as White House correspondent. She also wrote a column, On Washington, for The New York Times Magazine.
William Kristol is editor of the Washington-based political magazine, The Weekly Standard. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading political analysts and commentators and regularly appears Fox News Sunday and FOX News Channel. He is co-author of The New York Times bestseller The War Over Iraq and has edited the well-received anthology The Weekly Standard, A Reader: 1995-2005. In 2007 he was a regular columnist for TIME magazine and in January 2008 became a regular Op-Ed page columnist for The New York Times. Mr. Kristol also served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the Bush administration, and to Secretary of Education William Bennett under President Ronald Reagan.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please register online at www.hofstra.edu/educate08 or call 516-463-6818.
This event is part of Hofstra’s Educate ’08 initiative, an unprecedented educational effort that will engage not only students and faculty, but also the public in a yearlong series of conferences, events and lectures. Our unique programs, such as the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, the Center for Civic Engagement, the National Center for Suburban Studies, and the Hofstra Cultural Center, are important partners in this series.