The Leslie G. Rude Memorial Lecture features a prominent speaker with political expertise to share ideas with students, faculty, and community members about issues pertinent to the current political climate.
Leslie G. Rude was an outstanding Hartwick College faculty member and administrator. Following his death in 1998, Professor Emeritus Norma Hutman and Marion Rude established the Leslie G. Rude Memorial Lecture Series to reflect his passionate interest in political science and public speaking, and his commitment to public life.
2016 Leslie G. Rude Memorial Lecture: April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Theatre
Guest Lecturer Mark Green will present “The New Progressive Majority vs. The Fringe Fourth: Dems and Trends”.
Green will speak about his new book Bright, Infinite Future, A Generational Memoir on the Progressive Rise. Speaking from his unusual role as both an outsider/advocate and an insider/politician, he will address how the values of the ’60s are creating a new progressive majority in ’16.
Green is a bestselling author, former public official, public interest lawyer and a Democratic politician who lives in New York City. He worked with Ralph Nader from 1970 to 1980 and later was elected twice as the New York City Public Advocate. He is the former president of Air America Radio and now the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Both Sides Now.
Past lectures include:
- Kira Sanbonmatsu, “More Women Can Run”
- John Zogby, “The First Globals and the Changing Demographics of America”
- Maria Sirois ’82, “The Authentic Voice, The Authentic Life”
- Francis ‘Buck’ Rodgers H’82, “The Essence of Leadership”