John Zogby

Hartwick to Welcome John Zogby for Rude Memorial Lecture

August 19, 2013

John Zogby will be the guest lecturer for the latest Leslie G. Rude Memorial Lecture to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 16 in the Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre on the Hartwick College campus. His presentation, "The First Globals and the Changing Demographics of America," is free and open to the public, who are welcome and encouraged to attend.

"I am thrilled that John Zogby, a top pollster and political commentator, will be sharing his expertise with us," said Professor of Political Science and Political Science Department Chair Laurel Elder. "His latest research, which explores the unique characteristics and outlooks possessed by today's young people, will be of great interest to Hartwick students as well as all of us who are interested in emerging trends in the U.S. political landscape."

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 American'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 on 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.

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.

There will be a dessert reception and book signing in the Anderson Center lobby following Zogby's lecture. To learn more about Zogby, visit

Zogby's presentation, "The First Globals and the Changing Demographics of America", will be webcast at mms:// 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.

For additional information, contact Rachel Stevenson, manager of special events.

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