SJC Welcomes TIME Columnist and Best-Selling Author Joe Klein

PATCHOGUE AND BROOKLYN, NY – September 15, 2010 – St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that Time magazine columnist and best-selling author Joe Klein will be the featured speaker for its Seventh Annual Presidential Lecture on Thursday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the D’Ecclesiis Auditorium located in O’Connor Hall on its Long Island Campus. Mr. Klein’s lecture, “Where Have All the Leaders Gone,” will also be presented on the Brooklyn Campus at 12:30 p.m.

One of the preeminent observers of American politics, Mr. Klein has covered both local and national political life for over 35 years. Prior to Time, Mr. Klein joined The New Yorker in December 1996 as Washington correspondent; he eventually became a Writer at Large, addressing events in our nation’s capital and abroad. Mr. Klein came to The New Yorker from Newsweek, where he served for four years as a political columnist. He joined Newsweek during the 1992 Presidential race, and his column, “Public Lives,” addressed both national and international affairs.

Writing as an anonymous author, Mr. Klein wrote the critically acclaimed and No. 1 best-seller Primary Colors, which was inspired by the 1992 Presidential race and later made into a major motion picture. His other books include The Running Mate, The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton (a New York Times best-seller), and his latest best-seller, Politics Lost.  A former Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Mr. Klein currently writes “In the Arena” a weekly column in Time Magazine, which covers national and international affairs. He also frequently appears on such programs as Meet The Press, The Chris Matthews Show and other prominent broadcasts.

Now in its seventh year, the Annual Presidential Lecture Series was established to further the educational goals of the College and to support its mission: Esse non videri: “To be, not to seem.” Each year, St. Joseph’s hosts a distinguished member of public life with experience, knowledge and perspectives that challenge the College as an academic community and the community at large as citizens in the 21st century. The annual series reflects the liberal arts ideals of free and open inquiry.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the St. Joseph’s College Presidential Lecture Series, please call 631.687.2667 or 718.940.5584 or visit www.sjcny.edu.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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