Celebrating Apollo 11’s Scientific and Cultural Significance

Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space, and presidential historian Dr. Douglas Brinkley, author of American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, are the signature speakers for One Giant Leap: Apollo 11 @ 50, a two-day symposium presented by Hofstra University in partnership with the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

This event – scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 2-3, 2019 – also features Harvard University technology historian Matthew Hersch and guests from the History Channel/A+E Networks who will discuss the forthcoming premiere of an Apollo 11 documentary: Mike Stiller, Vice President of Development and Programming, and Dr. Kimberly Gilmore, Senior Historian and Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Cultural Commentator Ta-Nehisi Coates

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David Frum Speaks on “Trumpocracy”

David Frum, senior editor of The Atlantic, media commentator and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush (2001-2002), will give a talk at...

Bridging the Divide

The Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice will host a lecture by Romance Languages and Literatures Professor Mustapha Masrour...

Dance Legend Twyla Tharp April 9

Monday, April 9, 4:30 p.m. After choreographing 129 dances, 12 television specials, six Hollywood movies, four full-length ballets, four Broadway...

Issues in Judaism Series Spring Programs

The Hofstra Cultural Center has announced its programming for the spring 2018 “Issues in Judaism” series. The events are presented by the Hofstra...

Art of Translation

The Great Writers, Great Readings series will present a panel of gifted writers who make the works of foreign authors accessible to readers in other...

Power, Privilege and Religious Freedom

The ways in which religious freedom protections can be manipulated by people in positions of power are the subject of a discussion featuring Dr. Tisa...

No Place Like Home

Great Writers, Great Readings Event Celebrates New Essay Collection The first installment of the Spring 2018 Great Writers, Great Readings series...

James Baldwin - I Am Not Your Negro

Exploring James Baldwin’s America

Hofstra will explore the work of writer and activist James Baldwin during this semester’s Campfire Reading Series to mark the 60th anniversary of his...

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