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Date: Apr 22, 2008
Mary Matalin and James Carville to Speak at Hofstra
Couple to Discuss "All’s Fair: Love, War and Politics"Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY –Presidential Adviser Mary Matalin and Media Personality James Carville will speak at Hofstra University on Wednesday, April 30, 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.
Mary Matalin formerly served as assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney, and was the first White House official to hold that double title. Before joining the White House, Matalin hosted CNN’s critically acclaimed debate show, Crossfire. She has made frequent television appearances as a political commentator, and has written for various periodicals including Newsweek and The Los Angeles Times. Matalin co-authored the best-selling political campaign book All’s Fair: Love, War and Running for President with her husband, James Carville. She now runs Threshold, a new conservative publishing imprint at Simon & Schuster. She also serves as vice president of the Washington Humane Society and is a board member of the Cheney Cardiovascular Institute. In addition she sits on the Editorial Board of Campaigns and Elections Magazine.
James Carville is America’s best-known political consultant. His long list of electoral successes evidences a knack for steering overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories and for re-making political underdogs into upset winners. In 1992 he guided William Jefferson Clinton to the Presidency and in 1993 was honored as Campaign Manager of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants for his leadership of Clintons’ fearsome and intense “War Room” at campaign headquarters in Little Rock. After Clinton’s victory, Carville began to focus on foreign consulting and led Ehud Barak to victory in his campaign to become Prime Minister of Israel. Carville is also an author, actor, producer, talk-show host, speaker and restaurateur. He can be seen regularly on television as a CNN commentator and contributor.
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.
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. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence, cutting edge technology, extensive library resources, internships and special educational programs that appeal to their interests and abilities. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.