A lecture and discussion of Adlai Stevenson s Lasting Legacy, a new book edited by Alvin Liebling, Senior Administrative Law Judge, Illinois, will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, from 5:30 P.M. until 7:30 P.M in the Rosenthal Pavilion on the 10th floor of New York University s Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y.).
A lecture and discussion of Adlai Stevensons Lasting Legacy, a new book edited by Alvin Liebling, Senior Administrative Law Judge, Illinois, will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, from 5:30 P.M. until 7:30 P.M in the Rosenthal Pavilion on the 10th floor of New York Universitys Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y.).
The event is sponsored by the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at NYUs Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of the USA.
Former Governor of Illinois, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and twice Democratic candidate for President of the United States, Adlai Stevenson played a key role in American politics throughout much of the middle of the twentieth century. This collection of essays, from Senator Eugene McCarthy, Senator Adlai Stevenson III, Ambassador George Bunn, Brian Urquhart, John Brademas, Arthur Schlesinger and others, looks at Stevensons past and current societal significance.
Contributors to the volume will discuss the impact of Adlai Stevenson and how his legacy offers insights into current issues in American politics and foreign policy. The symposium will be moderated by Judge Liebling and the panelists will be: John Brademas, President Emeritus, New York University; William H. Luers, President, United Nations Association of the USA; Adlai E. Stevenson III, former U.S. Senator from Illinois; Sir Brian Urquhart, former Under Secretary General of the United Nations; William J. vanden Heuvel, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Felicity Yost, Graphic Designer and Electoral Observer, United Nations.
Said Dr. Brademas, As we move into a year when Americans will be electing a new President and a new Congress, the publication of a book of essays by people who knew Adlai Stevenson is particularly timely. As one who served on Stevensons 1955-
56 Presidential campaign, I had - and have - particular appreciation for his contributions to American life. Certainly Adlai Stevenson was an inspiration to me during my 22 years as a Member of Congress where he gave to politics a sense of its being a high calling, a noble vocation.
Stevenson was deeply committed to support for education, to encouraging multilateral approaches to the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and to engaging in politics in a way that elevated rather than demeaned the democratic process.
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- WHAT: Book Presentation and Discussion: Adlai Stevensons Lasting Legacy
- WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
- WHERE: Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South), Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th floor
The John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service of New York University seeks to advance the understanding of Congress-it its powers, processes and political character-among scholars, students pursuing careers in public service, those working on Capitol Hill and the public. The Center achieves its mission through nonpartisan research, teaching and public outreach events-such as symposia and conferences-focused on the role of Congress in making national policy. Our Center programming aims to explore issues and problems of the legislative branch from new perspectives.
Before becoming President of NYU in 1981, and since 1992 President Emeritus, John Brademas, represented Indianas Third District in Congress for 22 years (1959-1981). He served as Majority Whip, third-ranking member of the Democratic Leadership of the House of Representatives, for the last four of those years. In Congress Brademas was particularly active in writing legislation to assist schools, colleges and universities; libraries and museums; the arts and the humanities; and to support programs to assist children, the elderly, the disabled. During his service as President of New York University, he led its transition from a regional commuter institution to a national and international residential research university.