Presidential Scholar to Visit New Paltz
NEW PALTZ -- The Department of Political Science and International Relations will host a visit to SUNY New Paltz by Professor Fred Greenstein of the Department of Politics at Princeton University on Monday, March 26.
The title of Professor Greenstein's talk is "Presidential Leadership: How Does George W. Bush Compare with his Predecessors?"
Professor Greenstein is a scholar of the American presidency, with a special interest in political psychology and the personality characteristics that affect presidential leadership. His most recent book, "The Presidential Difference: Leadership Style from FDR to Clinton," New York: Free Press, 2000, identifies six central qualities that are necessary to successful presidential leadership, and he evaluates each of the modern presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. He has updated his work in a March 2001 article that applies his theory to President George W. Bush.
Copies of his book are on sale in the Campus Bookstore, and will also be available for purchase and signing at the event.
This lecture will be held in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium (bottom level) from 3:30-5 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.