Date(s) - 10-14-2012
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
General Admission: $ 25
Preferred Seating: $ 100
Cocktail Reception with Speakers $180
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Bios of presenters . . .
Jeff Jacoby has been an op-ed columnist for The Boston Globe since February 1994. Seeking a conservative voice, the Globe hired him away from the Boston Herald, where he had been chief editorial writer since 1987. The Boston Phoenix has dubbed his twice-weekly essays “a must-read,” describing him as “the region’s pre-eminent spokesman for Conservative Nation.”
A native of Cleveland, Jeff Jacoby graduated with honors from George Washington University in 1979, and from Boston University Law School in 1983. He briefly practiced law at the nationally renowned firm of Baker & Hostetler, returning to Boston in 1984 to work on a political campaign. In 1985-87, he was an assistant to Dr. John Silber, the president of Boston University.
For several years, Jacoby was a political commentator for WBUR, Boston’s National Public Radio affiliate. He also hosted “Talk of New England,” a weekly television program. He is a frequent guest on radio talk shows across North America. He serves on the board of directors of the Ford Hall Forum, the nation’s oldest free public-lecture series.
In 1999, Jacoby became the first recipient of the Breindel Prize, a $10,000 prize for excellence in opinion journalism. In 2004, he received the Thomas Paine Award of the Institute for Justice, an award presented to journalists “who dedicate their work to the preservation and championing of individual liberty.”
Jeff Jacoby is married to the former Laura Weller. They live in Massachusetts with their sons, Caleb and Micah.
Prof. David Luchins, Department Chair, Political Science
Dr. David Luchins has been Chairman of the Political Science Department since 1978. He is a graduate of Yeshiva College, and earned his Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center in 1977. Dr. Luchins teaches courses in American Politics and International Relations and serves as Founding Dean of Touro’s Lander College for Women.
Dr. Luchins served on the staff of United States Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan for twenty years as special assistant, senior assistant, and ultimately senior advisor to the senator. Prior to that, he served on the 1972 presidential campaign staff of Senator Hubert Humphrey and as a National Vice Chairperson of Democrats for Nixon. He is active in Jewish communal life, having served as vice-president of the Orthodox Union since 1976, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs since 1984. He also served in the past on National Commissions of the Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish Fund for Justice.
David Luchins spends his summers as a guest instructor at Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem and is a frequent speaker at high schools, college campuses, synagogues, and communal groups throughout North America, lecturing on a broad range of political and social issues.
Reservations are closed for this event.