THE EMANUEL SERIES
SENATOR BILL BRADLEY
who will offer The Rene & Jack Salzman Lecture
"Politics in America & Achieving Public Policy Success "
March 2, 2014 at 3:00pm
Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley will offer the Rene & Jack Salzman Lecture, “Politics in America & Achieving Public Policy Success,” at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Bill Bradley has been a national leader for more than thirty years and is well known for his hard work, intelligence, candor and vision. From winning an Olympic gold medal in basketball in the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, to representing New Jersey in the United States Senate from 1979 to 1997, to running for President in 2000, Bradley exemplifies America's best qualities. Bradley was a three-time All-American basketball player at Princeton University and graduated with honors in 1965 with a degree in American History. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he earned a graduate degree after studying politics, philosophy and economics. Bradley went on to be a star professional basketball player for the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1977. During that time the Knicks won two National Basketball Association championships (1970 and 1973). In recognition of his contribution to the sport, Bradley was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982.
In the Senate Bradley concentrated on tax reform, global trade, healthcare, water resources and United States intelligence agencies, even as he created the largest exchange program in history between the United States and the former Soviet Union. That program since 1993 has brought over 20,000 Russian, Ukrainian, Kazakh, et al high school kids to live with American families.
Bradley is a managing director of Allen & Company LLC and a member of the Board of Directors of Starbucks; from 2001 until 2004, he served as chief outside adviser to McKinsey & Company's non-profit practice. From 1997 to 1999, he was a senior adviser and vice chairman of the International Council of J.P. Morgan & Company Incorporated. During that time he also served as an essayist for CBS Evening News, and as a
visiting professor at Stanford University, Notre Dame University and the University of Maryland. Currently, he has a radio show, American Voices, on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio in which he interviews people from all over the country about their lives.
Bradley has authored seven books on American politics, culture and economy. His latest book, We Can All Do Better (May 2012) provides a solution to the partisan divide and a path out of the political stalemate in Washington.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane.
Admission is $15/person or $25/couple.
This lecture is part of The Emanuel Series, Cultural Arts for the 21st Century.
Call 516.482.5701 for information and to purchase tickets.
FRIDAY NIGHT AT EMANUEL
Guest in the Pulpit —
PROFESSOR RALPH BUULTJENS
will offer the talk:
American Foreign Policy & Its Impact on the World
March 28, 2014 at 7:30pm
On Fri., March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., Professor Ralph Buultjens will be the guest in the pulpit at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck. He will offer the talk, “American Foreign Policy and Its Impact on the World.”
Ralph Buultjens is Professor at New York University and former Nehru Professor/Professorial Fellow at the University of Cambridge (U.K.). He is also on the faculty of the New School University and is affiliated with several educational institutions abroad. Professor Buultjens is a well-known media commentator (featured on BBC, CNN, ABC, and other networks) who is regularly broadcast to several countries. He has been a consultant/advisor to the United Nations. Among his publications are ten books (including Windows on India, The Decline of Democracy: Essays on An Endangered Political Species, Rebuilding the Temple: Tradition and Change in Modern Asia, Politics and History: Lessons for Today, and China After Mao: Death of a Revolution) and several hundred articles, monographs and essays. Dr. Buultjens’ numerous awards include the Toynbee Prize for the Social Sciences, the French Order of Arts and Letters, several awards from India and other Asian countries, and many honorary degrees. He has been chairman of the International Development Forum and the Society of Asian Affairs. He is continuing editor of the Boston Book Review, and he writes a syndicated column on international political economy.
All members of the community are invited to attend the Sabbath Eve Service.