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Kean University’s annual Issues lecture series is heavy with politics this year, in keeping with the excitement and importance of a presidential election season.



Oct. 12, 3.30 p.m. in CAS 106

As voters prepare for one of the most closely contested elections in recent history,  Robert Dallek, one of the nation's best-known historians, will discuss how and why some presidents succeed, and how and why some do not.

Professor Dallek is the author of the best-selling biography of John F. Kennedy, "An Unfinished Life." He also has written about the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and is a frequent commentator on NBC, PBS, and other media outlets.

The event is sponsored by the Kean University Center for History, Politics, and Policy.
For more information, contact Terry Golway at tgolway@kean.edu


presidential campaigns in the new media age

October 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The Center also will co-sponsor several other talks or panel discussions in the new academic year, including a presentation on presidential campaigns in the new media age, featuring Dr. David Greenberg, a noted presidential historian at Rutgers University, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jan Schaffer.
Sponsored by The History Department and Kean’s Student Prelaw Society.

Issues 1864

October 29

Historian George Rable of the University of Alabama will speak at both Kean-Ocean and on the main campus in Union about the crucial presidential election of 1864, with pit incumbent Abraham Lincoln against General George McClellan, whom Lincoln fired twice during the Civil War.

More speakers and topics in the Issues ’12 series to be announced.

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