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William Jefferson Clinton: The ’New Democrat’ From Hope; First-Day Keynote Addresses For 11th Presidential Conference Begin Nov. 10


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-- William Jefferson Clinton: The “New Democrat” From Hope

-- First-Day Keynote Addresses For 11th Presidential Conference Begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10

-- Keynote Addresses by Douglas Brinkley, Al From, Honorable Peter King and Leon E. Panetta

Hofstra University’s (Hempstead, N.Y.) 11th Presidential Conference, William Jefferson Clinton: The “New Democrat” from Hope, takes place on Nov. 10, 11 and 12. Each day of the conference will begin with a keynote address. The keynote session on Thursday, Nov. 10, begins at 9:30 a.m.

Welcoming remarks by Hofstra’s President Stuart Rabinowitz and the Conference Director Eric J. Schmertz, Hofstra’s Edward F. Carlough Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law, will be followed by:

-- A conference overview by Douglas Brinkley, director, Theodore Roosevelt Center for American Civilization, and professor of history at Tulane University. Dr. Brinkley is the Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar for this event and a former Hofstra University Professor.

-- “The ’New Democrat’” by Al From, founder and CEO, Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) and chairman, Progressive Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. Mr. From was candidate Clinton’s representative on the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee, 1992.

-- “Congressional Relations with the Administration” by the Honorable Peter King, United States House of Representatives and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

-- “The Chief of Staff” by Leon E. Panetta, director, Panetta Institute for Public Policy in Seaside, Calif. Mr. Panetta was President Clinton’s chief of staff (1994-1997) and director of the Office of Management and Budget (1993-1994).

Other presentations on Nov. 10 tentatively include:

-- Staffing and Administration (with former Chief of Staff John Podesta)

-- Analyzing the Appointment of Women in the Clinton Presidency

-- The United States and the United Nations

-- Presidential Elections

-- The Courts: Politics and Principles of Judicial Appointments

-- The Middle East Peace Process (with Robert Malley, David Makovsky, Ilan Peleg and Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland)

-- Confronting Terrorism (with former Senators Gary Hart and Slade Gorton)

-- Latin America and the Caribbean

-- Africa: Economic, Political and Military Challenges (with Nancy Soderberg)

-- The ’New Democrat’ (with Al From, Elaine Kamarck, Donald Baer and David Gergen)

For registration information on William Jefferson Clinton: The “New Democrat” From Hope visit the Hofstra Web site at For information on media coverage call the University Relations Office at 516-463-6818 or e-mail

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