TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in Hubbell Auditorium in Hutchison Hall on the University of Rochester River Campus. Reception in the Rotunda in Schlegel Hall following the lecture.
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public Note: Parking on University lots is available after 7 p.m. weeknights
Todd Gitlin, a nationally known authority on the media and society, will discuss "The Twilight of Common Dreams: How The Right Was Able to Tie Us in Impeachment Knots and Other American Conundrums" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in Hubbell Auditorium in Hutchison Hall on the University of Rochester River Campus.
Professor of culture, journalism, and sociology at New York University, Gitlin is the author of numerous books and essays on such topics as television, the Sixties, and the New Left. He is a columnist for the New York Observer and has contributed articles to the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The Nation and other publications. His most recent book is The Twilight of Common Dreams: Why America is Racked by Culture Wars.
Gitlin, an early president of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and an organizer of the first national demonstration against the Vietnam War, earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University, his master's in political science from the University of Michigan, and his doctorate in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley.
Gitlin's talk will be followed by a reception in the Rotunda in Schlegel Hall. Both events are free and open to the public. Gitlin's appearance is sponsored by the Graduate Organizing Group and the University of Rochester chapter of the American Association of University Professors.