Cultural Center

Past Conferences & Symposia

Conference Date Held
Symposium: Cesar Vallejo’s Trilce: One Hundred Years Later, 1922-2022 April 14, 2022
Conference: One Giant Leap: Apollo 11 @ 50 April 2-3, 2019
Symposium: Critical Sport Communities: New Directions in Sports Scholarship, Journalism, and Activism March 8, 2019
Conference: Artistic Expression and the Great War: A Hundred Years On November 7-9, 2018
Symposium: On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Hofstra University and the University of Amsterdam Exchange Program:
New Netherland, New Amsterdam: A Celebration of Dutch Heritage and Transatlantic Exchange
October 24, 2018
Symposium: Long Island Hurricanes on the 80th Anniversary of the 1938 Storm: Past, Present, and Future October 3, 2018
Conference: Shoot 4 Change New York: Shoot Local, Change Global April 10, 2018
Symposium: Culture and Identity Configurations: Reflections on the 21st Century October 26-27, 2017
Conference: National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing 2017: Reaching Out: Revising Writing Center Spaces and Identities October 12-14, 2017
Conference: 17th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities June 1-4, 2017
Karl Marx's Critique of Political Economy and the Global Crisis Today April 6-7, 2017
Fall 2016 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference October 21-22, 2016
Can We Teach Creativity? Creativity Studies in 2016 April 20, 2016
Conference: Hofstra Celebrates Sinatra: A Centenary Tribute 1915-2015 November 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 22, 2015
12th Presidential Conference: George Walker Bush 43rd President of the United States March 24-26, 2015
Asia Transforming: Old Values and New Presences September 18-20, 2014
Soccer As The Beautiful Game: Football's Artistry, Identity and Politics April 10-12, 2014
Foucault 2014: Beyond Sexuality Sixth Annual LGBT Studies Symposium March 27-28, 2014
Digital Thinking / Critical Thinking: Building The Humanities At Hofstra October 24-25, 2013

Conference: From the Outside In: Sustainable Futures for Global Cities
and Suburbs

Video: Hofstra Conference Studies - Sustainability in Cities and Suburbs

March 7-9, 2013
Conference: E Pluribus: What is Italian American? November 29-December 1, 2012
Conference: The 50th Anniversary of the New York Mets April 26-28, 2012
Symposium: The Ethical Use of Internet Cloud-Based Apps and
Social Media (ICASM) in Healthcare
April 24, 2012
Symposium: Queer Rhetoric March 16-18, 2012
Conference: Delirious Naples: For a Cultural, Intellectual, and Urban History of the City of the Sun November 16-19, 2011
Conference: Innovative Communication Within and Across Communities October 15, 2011
Conference: Into Sunlight: The Impact of War on the Social Body From the Vietnam Era to the Present April 14-16, 2011
Conference: 1935: The Reality and the Promise April 7-9, 2011
Conference: Communication, Technology and Democracy: Promises, Prophecies and Projections: 1935-2011 March 23, 2011
Conference: Social Responsibility in Business in the 21st Century December 1, 2010
Symposium: 75 Years: the Transformation of Public Schools November 12, 2010
Conference: Public Health Challenges and Achievements: 1935-2010 November 4-5, 2010
Symposium: KAPOW! From Pulp Fiction to Google Books October 22, 2010
Symposium: U.S. Presidential Leadership at the United Nations: Evaluating the Past 65 Years and Looking Ahead to 21st-Century Governance October 21, 2010
Symposium: The Future of the Liberal Arts in the 21st Century 2010
Conference: For a Dangerous Pedagogy: A Manifesto for Italian and
Italian American Studies
April 14-17, 2010
Conference: Child's Play, Children's Pleasures: Interdisciplinary Exploration March 19-20, 2010

Conference: New Directions in American Health Care: Innovations From Home and Abroad

March 11-12, 2010
Conference: Borges and Us: Then and Always November 13-14, 2009
Workshop: Medieval Iberia November 6, 2009
The Peter S. Kalikow Presidential Studies Symposium: President or King? Evaluating the Expansion of Executive Power from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush November 4-5, 2009
Celebration of Suburban Diversity 2009 October 22, 2009
The Diverse Suburb: History, Politics, and Prospects October 22-24, 2009
Identity, Civilization and Consciousness October 15-17, 2009
Perle Fine and Early Leaders of Abstract Expressionism April 24-25, 2009
Between Three Continents: Rethinking Equatorial Guinea April 2-4, 2009
Media and Social Change: Using Entertainment - Education to Improve the Outcomes of Health and Social Issues of Women and Children March 26, 2009
Darwin's Reach
Celebrating Darwin's Legacy Across the Disciplines
March 12-14, 2009
The Greatest: From Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali November 13-14, 2008
Queer Iconography: Third Annual LGBT Symposium November 7-8, 2008
I Am Going To Speak About Hope: International Poetry Symposium Celebrating the Work of Cesar Vallejo October 30-31, 2008
"Who Owns Writing?" Revisited October 16-18, 2008
At Whom Are We Laughing? Humor in Romance Language Literatures April 10-12, 2008
College Student Mental Health: Psychological, Institutional and Legal Issues December 6-7, 2007
Bond, James Bond: The World of 007 November 6-8, 2007
The Politics of Religion-Making

October 4-6, 2007

Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi's Science and Humanism After the Fall April 26-27, 2007
Defining Culture Through Dress Individual and Collective Identities April 19-21, 2007
Building a Scientifically Literate Population and Workforce for the 21st Century March 15-16, 2007
Rubén Darío: 90 Years Later October 27-28, 2006
Biomedical Research and the Law: Selected Issues - The Pharmaceutical Industry and Its Relationship With Government, Academia, Physicians and Consumers October 4-6, 2006
Managing Risk in Financial Institutions: From Theory to Practice April 27-29, 2006
Asian Merchant Cultures at the Crossroads March 9-11, 2005
William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat" From Hope November 10-12, 2005
Youth Employment in the Global Economy September 15-16, 2005
F. Scott Fitzgerald on Long Island and New York April 14-16, 2005
New Visions of Suburban Life: An Interdisciplinary Conference March 18-20, 2005
Don Quixote: The First 400 Years November 4-6, 2004
The Africa Network November 2004
Applied Organizational Psychology March 19 -20, 2004
St. Petersburg: 300th Anniversary - The City as a Cradle of Modern Russia November 7-8, 2003
Mario Vargas Llosa Symposium October 10, 2003
A Pen of Light: The Films of Jean Cocteau October 1-4, 2003
Judging Judges' Ethics September 14-16, 2003
The Broadway Musical: 1920-2020 March 27-29, 2003
Bing! Crosby and American Culture November 14-16, 2002
"If This Is a Man" The Life and Legacy of Primo Levi October 23-24, 2002
Celebrating Adventure: Charles A. Lindbergh, His Life and Legacy May 18, 2002
Spanish & Spanish-American Poetry: Transition 2000 and Beyond April 25, 2002
I Hear a Rhapsody: The Classical Music of George Gershwin April 6, 2002
John Steinbeck's Americas March 21-23, 2002
Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong: A Celebration of Jazz November 2001
2001: A Peace Odyssey: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Novel Peace Prize November 2001
Moby-Dick 2001 October 2001
The Child's Right to Play: A Global Approach May 2001
Redefining Suburban Studies: Searching for a New Paradigm March 2001
Contemporary Opera at the Millennium November 2000
A Robert Anderson Retrospective: Theater and Film October 2000
The Leadership Difference: Rating the Presidents October 2000
Oscar Wilde: The Man, His Writings and His World April 2000
The Thatcher Years: The Rebirth of Liberty March 2000
Millennial Shakespeare: Performance/Text/Scholarship November 1999
The Vision of Eleanor Roosevelt: World Citizen Ahead of Her Time September 1999
The Most Ancient of Minorities: History and Culture of the Jews of Italy April 1999
Nassau County Centennial: From Rural Hinterland to Suburban Metropolis March 1999
Frank Sinatra: The Man, The Music, The Legend November 1998
Financial Services in the Evolving Global Marketplace: The Next Millennium October 1998
The Native American Experience: Long Island, New York and Beyond April 1998
The Hispanic Connection: Spanish and Spanish-American Literature in the Arts of the World October 1997
The World of Pope Innocent III May 1997
George Bush: The 41st President of the United States April 1997
History, Society and Politics: George Sand From the First Empire to the Third Republic November 1996
Irish Literatures: Old and New Worlds July 1996
Inscription as Art in the World of Islam April 1996
Long Island Women: Activists and Innovators March 1996
Eleventh International Conference on General Semantics November 1995
Africa 2000 October 1995
Baseball and the "Sultan of Swat": Commemorating the 100th Birthday of Babe Ruth April 1995
United Nations at Fifty March 1995
Art, Glitter and Glitz: The Theatre of the 1920s Celebrates American Diversity November 1994
Women in Theatre: On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) October 1994
First-Person Singular: Autobiography March 1994
Edvard Grieg: Exploration of Scandinavian Cultures November 1993
Tchaikovsky and His Contemporaries October 1993
Ronald Reagan: Ninth Presidential Conference April 1993
Contested Terrain: Power, Politics and Participation in Suburbia March 1993
The Next Long Island Hurricane!! Are We Ready for the "Big One?" November 1992
The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender October 1992
F. Scott Fitzgerald September 1992
Games Children Play April 1992
The Allocation of Power Between Central and Local Governments: The American and Soviet Perspectives April 1992
New Directions in Worker/Management Relations: U.S./U.S.S.R. March 1992
The United States and Japan in World War II December 1991
Money: Lure, Lore and Liquidity November 1991
Detective Fiction and Film in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Agatha Christie October 1991
Opera in the "Golden West" April 1991
Innovative Financial Instruments and Developments in Financial Services March 1991
Mozart: 200 Years of Research and Analysis February 1991
Jimmy Carter: Keeping Faith November 1990
Bamboo and Oak: The Impact of East Asia on American Society and Culture October 1990
The Environment: Global Problems - Local Solutions June 1990
Vincent Van Gogh May 1990
Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of Modern America April 1990
The French Revolution of 1789 and Its Impact October 1989
East Coast Regional Meeting of the Society of Protozoologists June 1989
Gerald R. Ford: Restoring the Presidency April 1989
Minorities in Higher Education March 1989
Chocolate: Food of the Gods March 1989
Byron and His Contemporaries December 1988
Business Finance in Less-Developed Capital Markets September 1988
Long Island Studies Conference: Robert Moses June 1988
The Legacy of John von Neumann June 1988
Language and Violence April 1988
Group Defamation and Freedom of Speech: The Relationship Between Language and Violence April 1988
Multinational Culture: Social Impacts of a Global Economy March 1988
Dream and Reality: The Modern Black Struggle For Freedom and Equality February 1988
Richard Nixon: A Retrospective on His Presidency November 1987
American Immigration and Ethnicity October 1987
Shellfishing and Coastal Resource Management: A Global Perspective August 1987
Suburbia Re-examined June 1987
The Bicentennial of the United States: A Celebration April 1987
C.G. Jung and the Humanities November 1986
Miguel de Unamuno/Ramon Valle-Inclan/ Federico Garcia-Lorca November 1986
The World of George Sand October 1986
Attitudes Towards Persons With Disabilities June 1986
Long Island Studies May 1986
Lyndon B. Johnson: A Texan in Washington April 1986
Evolution of Business Education March 1986
Artificial Intelligence February 1986
Television 1985-1986: Issues for the Industry and the Audience November 1985
Avant-Garde Art and Literature November 1985
Sixteen Years of the Burger Court, 1969-1985 November 1985
Johann Sebastian Bach October 1985
Eighteenth-Century Women and the Arts October 1985
New York State History Conference October 1985
Heritage: A Reappraisal of the Harlem Renaissance May 1985
Higher Education: Today and Tomorrow April 1985
John F. Kennedy: The Promise Revisited March 1985
Friedrich von Schiller November 1984
George Orwell October 1984
Symposium on Eighteenth-Century Venice April 1984
Victorian Studies April 1984
Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier, President, Statesman March 1984
Espectador Universal: Jose Ortega y Gasset November 1983
Romanticism in the Old and New World: Washington Irving, Stendahl and Zhukovskii October 1983
John Maynard Keynes September 1983
Harry S. Truman: The Man From Independence April 1983
Twentieth-Century Women Writers November 1982
James Joyce October 1982
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe October 1982
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The Man, The Myth, The Era March 1982
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing November 1981
Feodor Dostoevski April 1981
Nineteenth-Century Women Writers November 1980
Walt Whitman April 1980
Sean O'Casey March 1980
Renaissance Venice Symposium March 1980
Albert Einstein Centennial November 1979
The Trotsky-Stalin Conflict in the 1920s March 1979
William Cullen Bryant and His America October 1978
George Sand: Her Life, Her Works, Her Influence April 1978
The Chinese Woman December 1977
Heinrich von Kleist Bicentennial November 1977
George Sand November 1976