Saturday, November 9, 2013

Hofstra to Host Major George W. Bush Conference

All of my readers probably know that Hofstra University is known for its scholarship on the U.S.
Presidency.  That is part of the reason why we have hosted two Presidential Debates and have major speakers and thinkers through the university on a regular basis.  Since the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt we have regularly hosted conferences on the Presidency.  The former President and many of his cabinet members attend as do others who had a significant role in the life or work of the President during his term.
Springtime is a lovely time to visit our campus.  The
Hofstra Campus is a certified arboretum and is
worth a visit. Photo by Bob Brinkmann

It is now time to consider the Presidency of George W. Bush.  

Hofstra will host a conference on President G.W. Bush March 24-26, 2015.  The call for papers for the conference is here.  Abstracts for the conference are due in early January of this year.

There is no doubt that President Bush was a polarizing President.  People either loved or disliked him.  There wasn't much wriggle room.  However, the conference is not about whether we liked or disliked him as a President.  Instead, it is an academic conference to discuss and review the impact of his Presidency.

The conference organizer, Dr. Meena Bose, is open to a variety of ideas for paper topics.  When I suggested that she include something on the issues of climate change, sustainability, energy, and science policy, she drafted me onto the committee to try to encourage submissions on these themes.

That is why I am posting this notice here.  If you are interested in submitting an abstract for a paper on the Bush Presidency that could be presented at the conference, I encourage you to submit by the deadline which if fast approaching.  Information on submission is here.

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