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Leslie G. Rude Memorial Lecture

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.

The purpose of the Leslie G. Rude Memorial Lecture is to bring a prominent speaker with political expertise to the Hartwick campus each year, to share ideas with students, faculty, and community members about issues pertinent to the current political climate.

John Zogby will present "The First Globals and the Changing Demographics of America" on Monday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Center for the Art Theatre. Zogby will discuss the changing American demographic, in which communities traditionally defined as "minority" are making up more of the population and playing a greater role in deciding major elections. He will also discuss how technology has changed political campaigns and will explore how these two factors are changing the world of American politics as we know it.

Zogby is an internationally-respected pollster, opinion leader, and bestselling author and is referred to as one of the most accurate pollsters and analysts of America's political and cultural landscape. He is the author of the best-selling The Way We'll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream (Random House 2008) and is co-author of the forthcoming First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing Our Millennial Generation (with Joan Snyder Kuhl).

Zogby writes weekly columns for Forbes.com and contributes a weekly Obama report card to The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets, by Paul Bedard. He is also a founding contributor to The Huffington Post. His analytical expertise has been published on the opinion pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times.

Zogby's presentation, "The First Globals and the Changing Demographics of America", will be webcast. The link to the webcast will become active at the time of the lecture. A broadband connection is required to view the webcast. To view the webcast, Windows Media Player is required.

Rude Memorial Lecture Presenters
2012: Maria Sirois '82
- "The Authentic Voice, The Authentic Life"
2011: Francis ‘Buck' Rodgers H'82 - "The Essence of Leadership"