796Oct 13, 2010
Book Discussion on The American Way of War
Tom Engelhardt, longtime editor and creator of TomDispatch.com, looks at the U.S.'s decades long push for global dominance and the military-industrial establishment that supports it. In this ...
505Nov 17, 1990
Iran Hostage Crisis
In the conference on the Carter presidency, held at Hofstra University, Mr. Gunter, Ms. Reilly, and Mr. Smist presented papers focusing on different aspects of the Iran hostage ...
442Oct 18, 2001
Moby-Dick 150th Anniversary
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick, the conference keynote address was delivered by E.L. Doctorow, an English professor at New ...
436Oct 27, 2011
Brown v. Board of Education, Morning Session
The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education declared segregation in public unconstitutional. The decision overturned the 1896 decision in Plessy v. ...
302Apr 24, 1993
President Reagan and Congress
As part of the symposium on President Reagan, scholars and former members of Congress described President Reagan’s relations with Congress. Topics included the president’s many ...
292Apr 18, 1997
Desert Shield and the Gulf War
Scholars, members of the Bush administration and others discussed the U.S. operations in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Mr. Heimbach, Laurence Radway summarized their papers on ...
266Mar 21, 2002
Steinbeck and the Great Depression
Professor Dickstein talked about John Steinbeck’s view of labor issues, the Great Depression, and how his characters represented various characteristics of oppressed workers. Following ...
214Nov 20, 1987
Evolution of the Nixon Legacy
In the final session of the Richard Nixon Symposium hosted by Hofstra University, experts from academia and former White House aides all spoke to how the legacy of the Richard Nixon Presidency had ...
180Mar 27, 2000
Lady Thatcher spoke to graduates about her time in office as prime minister, her political views, and the development of her political philosophy.
179Jul 17, 1997
U.S. v. French Legal System Part 1
Associate Justice Ginsburg participated in a discussion about the similarities and differences between the United States and the French equivalent, the Constitutional Counsel. Judge Lenoir is ...
172Nov 12, 2005
Assessment of the Clinton Presidency
Historians and biographers participated in the concluding panel of the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope." They gave a ...
166Sep 19, 2003
Gay Servicemember Experiences
Participants talked about the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy ten years after the policy was enacted. They talked about their experiences as gay and ...
151Nov 19, 1987
Perspectives on Nixon
At the opening session of the Richard Nixon Symposium at Hofstra University the two primary speakers were Eliot Richardson who offered his perspective as an individual who had served several cabinet ...
146Nov 16, 1990
U.S.-Soviet Negotiations of Salt II Treaty
Professor Caldwell analyzed the domestic politics of the Salt II Treaty ratification negotiations. He said the Carter administration sought to “rewire” the U.S.-Soviet relations by ...
145Nov 20, 1987
Detente and the Soviet Union
Experts on the Nixon Administration and presidential policy spoke to the Richard Nixon Symposium at Hofstra University on the process and policy of detente with the Soviet Union. The experts ...
143Nov 20, 1987
137Apr 18, 1997
The Role of First Lady Barbara Bush
The panelists discussed the role played by Mrs. Bush during the administration of President Bush. A video was shown of speeches given by Mrs. Bush during her time as first ...
133Mar 28, 2000
Political Impact of Margaret Thatcher
Journalists and Lady Thatcher’s former press secretary discussed the career and life of Margaret Thatcher who served as prime minister of Great Britain from 1979-1990. They discussed the ...
129Nov 20, 1987
Experts, columnists and contemporaries spoke to the Richard Nixon Symposium at Hofstra University about the Watergate scandal. The panelists examined the scandal in light of new evidence and in ...
111Nov 19, 1987
Nixon and Foreign Affairs
After several brief introductions, including one by Han Xu, the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger spoke to the Richard Nixon Symposium at Hofstra ...
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