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Cultural Center

The Presidential Conferences

The Presidential Conferences

The Hofstra Cultural Center, acclaimed internationally for its academic contributions in such fields as art, music, literature, history, science, philosophy, popular culture and drama, celebrates its third decade. One of the series for which the Hofstra Cultural Center is best known for is its Presidential Conferences.

Beginning in 1982 with FDR: The Man, The Myth, The Era: 1882-1945, the conferences have brought together scholars from a wide variety of fields, journalists, former government officials and in some cases the former Presidents themselves to subjectively discuss the policies and issues of the various presidencies.

On the George Bush: Leading in a New World page, there is a link to a .pdf of the final program from that conference which will give readers a good idea of what typical Hofstra Cultural Center Presidential Conferences are like.

The 11th Presidential Conference, William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat" From Hope was presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center November 10, 11 and 12, 2005. The most recent conference on the presidency of George W. Bush took place from March 24 – 26, 2015.


Presidential Conferences at Hofstra University

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Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency

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.


George W. Bush Presidential Conference

March 24-26, 2015

William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat" from Hope

November 10-12, 2005

George Bush: Leading in a New World

April 17-19, 1997

Ronald Reagan: The Fortieth President

April 22-24, 1993

Jimmy Carter: Keeping Faith

November 15-17, 1990

Gerald R. Ford: Restoring the Presidency

April 6-8, 1989

Richard Nixon: A Retrospective on His Presidency

November 19-21, 1987

Lyndon Baines Johnson: A Texan in Washington

April 10-12, 1986

John F. Kennedy: The Promise Revisited

March 28-30, 1985

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier, President, Statesman

March 29-31, 1984

Harry S. Truman: The Man From Independence

April 14-16, 1983

FDR: The Man, The Myth, The Era - 1882-1945

March 4-6, 1982