Signature Events Spring 2018
Thursday, March 1, 9:35 a.m.
THE 2018 DONALD J. SUTHERLAND LECTURE presents Ilya Somin
Professor of Law
George Mason University of Law
Author, Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter One of the biggest problems with modern democracy is that most of the public is usually ignorant of politics and government. Many people believe that their votes are unlikely to change the outcome of an election and don't see the point in learning much about politics. This creates a nation of people with little political knowledge and little ability to objectively evaluate what they do know. Ilya Somin writes regularly for the Volokh Conspiracy law and politics blog at The Washington Post. He is also the author of The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain (2015) and coauthor of A Conspiracy Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case (2013).
The Donald J. Sutherland Lecture is named for the former Hofstra trustee who endowed the annual event.
Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center.
Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library
Thursday, April 5, 11 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Signature Event: A Conversation with David Frum
Senior Editor, The Atlantic
Author, Trumpocracy, The Corruption of the American Republic
Speechwriter for President George W. Bush, 2001-2002
Former White House speechwriter, Atlantic senior editor, andmedia commentator David Frum explains why President Trump has undermined our most important institutions in ways even the most critical media has missed. This thoughtful and hard-hitting book is a warning for democracy and America's future.
Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center
Monday, April 9, 4:30 p.m.
Joseph G. Astman Signature Lecture Twyla Tharp: The Creative Habit
All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. Creativity is the product of preparation and effort, and it is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, join us as world-renowned choreographer and dance artist Twyla Tharp speaks about her book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, based on the lessons she learned in her remarkable 35-year career. #HofCreativity
The Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue