Hall Center For The Humanities


Gary Hart
U.S. Senator; Author of Restoration of the Republic: The Jeffersonian Ideal in 21st Century America

"Security in the New Age of the 21st Century"
Humanities Lecture Series

Thu., Sep. 30, 2004, 7:00pm
Location: Lied Center
The 2004-2005 Humanities Lecture Series kicks off with former U.S. Senator Gary Hart. Best known for his runs at the Presidency in 1984 and 1988, Hart will speak on ?Security in the New Age of the 21st Century? on September 30 in the Lied Center. He will be available for a book signing at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. Immediately following the lecture the first Presidential debate will be shown on the big screen at the Lied Center at 8:00 p.m. Starting at 9:30 p.m., Senator Hart will moderate a discussion of the debate.

National security and international affairs are two of Hart?s specialties. He was co-chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century, which performed the most comprehensive review of national security since 1947. By 1998, the Commission had predicted the terrorist attacks on America and proposed overhauling U.S. national security structures to meet the demands of the post-Cold War era before such proposals became a national pastime. As a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Hart helped draft the report ?America Unprepared America Still In Danger?, in October 2002. As a Senator, Hart served on several committees integral to national security, including the Intelligence Oversight Committee. As a member of the Armed Services Committee, he specialized in nuclear arms control and was a founder of the military reform caucus.

Hart was also involved in relations between the U.S. and the former U.S.S.R. He was the president of Global Green, the U.S. affiliate of Mikhail Gorbachev?s environmental foundation, Green Cross International. He is also widely recognized as one of the first people to predict the end of the Cold War. He still travels extensively in the former Soviet Union and published a book called Russia Shakes the World: The Second Russian Revolution in 1991.

Born in Ottawa, Kansas, Hart represented the State of Colorado in the United States Senate from 1975 until 1987. He won his first election having never sought public office before. Hart graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1961, Yale Law School in 1964 and earned a D. Phil degree in Politics from Oxford University in 2001. Today, he lives in Kittredge, Colorado and is Senior Counsel to Coudert Brothers, a multinational law firm. He is the author of four novels and several works of non-fiction including: Restoration of the Republic: the Jeffersonian Ideal in 21st Century America (2002); The Patriot: An Exhortation to Liberate America from the Barbarians (1996); America Can Win: The Case for Military Reform (1985); and Right from the Start: A Chronicle of the McGovern Campaign (1973).

Partial funding for the Humanities Lecture Series is provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities' 2000 Challenge Grant

Co-sponsored by KPR

This event is free and open to the public.

Thurs., Sept. 30, 2004, Lied Center
6:30 p.m. Book Signing
7:00 p.m. Lecture
8:00 p.m. Presidential Debate
9:30 p.m. Discussion of Debate moderated by Gary Hart
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