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Cultural Center

The Ninth Presidential Conference

Ronald Reagan
The Fortieth Presidency

April 22, 23, 24, 1993

in cooperation with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Simi Valley, California

The Hofstra Cultural Center held its ninth Presidential Conference, Ronald Reagan: The Fortieth Presidency on April 22-24, 1993. Ronald Reagan was the first President since Dwight D. Eisenhower to serve two full terms and had an immense and commanding presence on the national and world scene.

Some of the participants at the conference included Maureen Reagan, President Reagan's daughter; Mike Wallace, CBS News; Edwin Meese III, Attorney General of the United States, 1985-1988; Roy Innis, National Chairman of The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); Larry M. Speakes, Chief Spokesman for the President, 1980-1987; Stephen E. Ambrose, Historian; Jack E. Kemp, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1989-1993; and Andrea Mitchell, Chief White House Correspondant, NBC News. The banquet speaker was Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, U.S. Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 1981-1985.

Panel topics included "Deregulation," "The Conservative Agenda," "The Elections of 1980 and 1984," "The Soviet Union," "International Terrorism," "Defense Policy and Arms Control," "Reagan and FDR," "Latin America," and "Iran-Contra."

In addition, there was a high school collogium with Maureen Reagan and Edwin Meese III. There was also a Hofstra Museum exhibition of books, manuscripts, photographs and political memorablia, Ronald Reagan: An Intimate Portrait, in the David Filderman Gallery on the ninth floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library.

Conference Director:
Eric J. Schmertz
Hofstra University

After the conference papers and presentations were complied into two volumes published by Greenwood Press in 1997. President Reagan and The World is available for $89. Ronald Reagan's America is available for $145. Both volumes were edited by Eric J. Schmertz, Natalie Datlof and Alexej Ugrinsky.

For more information on Ronald Reagan: The Fortieth Presidency please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669.