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.

2018 Leslie G. Rude Memorial Lecture: February 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Theatre

Guest Lecturer Geologist Dr. Michael Young ’83 will present “Mid-Century Resilience in the Face of Climate Extremes and Population Growth: How Lessons From the Lone Star State Can Benefit the Nation”.

Young is the associate director for environmental systems and senior research scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin. His presentation will focus on the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing.

Past lectures include:

  • James L. Seward ’73, H’99, “Politics, Protests and PR: Public service in the age of fake news, alt-left vs. alt-right, and Twitter wars”
  • 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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