Saturday, December 1, 2007

  • November Programs at the Clinton School

    I realize that I missed quite a few opportunities in November while deep in the trenches of the end of the term and FINALS!!!

    Michael Brown, CEO and co-founder of City Year
    Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
    – Brown leads City Year, a program for 17 to 24-year-olds to give 10 months of full-time community service to their community and country. The success of City Year helped to inspire President Clinton to create AmeriCorps in 1993.

    10th Anniversary of Clinton Presidential Center site selection
    Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
    – A panel of city leaders discussed the economic development impact of President Clinton’s decision to locate the Clinton Presidential Center in downtown Little Rock. Panelists included City Director Dean Kumpuris, City Manager Bruce Moore, developer Jimmy Moses and Dan O’Byrne, CEO of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    Steven Brill, founder of Court TV
    Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)

    After September 11, 2001, Brill became a columnist for Newsweek and an analyst for NBC on issues related to the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.

    Michael Beschloss, Bestselling author and NBC’s Presidential Historian
    Monday, November 19, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
    – Beschloss was recently appointed NBC News’ Presidential Historian – the first time any major network has created such a position – and appears regularly on Meet the Press, Today and all NBC News programs, providing viewers with expert analysis of the executive branch.

    Lou Dobbs of CNN
    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 7:15 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
    – Dobbs is the anchor and managing editor of CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight. He also hosts a nationally syndicated financial news radio report, The Lou Dobbs Financial Report, and is a columnist for Money magazine and U.S. News and World Report.
    His affect and attitude reminded me of George Wallace!


    OPPORTUNITIES I MISSED THIS MONTH
    Anthony Romero, executive director of the ACLU
    “Why Arkansas doesn't have Casinos or a Lottery"– Michael Nelson, professor of Political Science at Rhodes College
    Kevin Sack, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times
    Little Big Minds: Teaching Philosophy to Kids – Marietta McCarty
    Arkansas Smart Core with Ken James, director of the Arkansas Dept. of Education “Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Internment Camps in Arkansas” – Rosalie Gould

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