March 24, 2000
Author and Journalist Godfrey Hodgson to Give
Lecture on Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan on April
5--Public Invited to Attend
MIDDLEBURY, Vt.Godfrey Hodgson, the director of the
Reuters Foundation Programme for journalists at Oxford University,
will give a lecture titled "The Gentleman from New York: Senator
Daniel Patrick Moynihan" on Wednesday, April 5 at 8 p.m. at
Middlebury College. For his discussion, Hodgson will draw on his
biography of Moynihan by the same title that will be published by
Houghton Mifflin in August 2000. The event, the 25th
annual Charles S. Grant Memorial Lecture, will take place in Room 216
of Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route
125). The lecture is free and open to the public.
A print and television journalist, Hodgson worked in
Washington, D.C., for many years. He is the author of a number of
books about American politics, notably "America in Our Time" (1976),
"All Things to All Me: The False Promise of the Modern American
Presidency" (1980), "The Colonel: The Life and Wars of Henry Stimson"
(1990), and "The World Turned Right Side Up: A History of the
Conservative Ascendancy in America" (1996). Born in 1934, Hodgson was
educated at Oxford University―where
he is currently a fellow at Green College―and the University of
The Grant Memorial Lecture was established in honor of the late
Charles S. Grant, a member of the Middlebury College history
department for several years prior to his untimely death in 1961.
Previous speakers who have delivered the Grant Memorial Lecture,
which maintains a focus on American history, range from David
McCullough, author of the prize-winning biography "Truman," to Arthur
M. Schlesinger, Jr., who served from 1961-1963 as special assistant
to President John F. Kennedy.
For more information, contact Travis Jacobs in the history
department of Middlebury College at 802-443-5315.
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