Leslie G. Rude Memorial Lecture

Leslie G. Rude Lecture
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.

2017 Leslie G. Rude Memorial Lecture: April 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Anderson Theatre

Guest Lecturer New York State Senator James L. Seward ’73, H’99 will present “Politics, Protests and PR: Public service in the age of fake news, alt-left vs. alt-right, and Twitter wars”

Senator Seward will offer his perspective on the ever-changing landscape of communicating with the public. While the method of contact has evolved greatly since he was first elected more than three decades ago, Senator Seward maintains it is the core message that remains critical.

Past lectures include:

  • Mark Green, “The New Progressive Majority vs. The Fringe Fourth: Dems and Trends”.
  • 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”
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