February 20, 91

Vol. 06 , No. 07   

The Reagan Years: A Memoir

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and the John Brown Cook Association are pleased to welcome a nationally recognized member of the Republican party.

After serving as editor and Washington correspondent for Copley Newspapers and Copley News Service, Lyn Nofziger first entered politics as press secretary to gubernatorial candidate Ronald Reagan in 1966. After the election Nofziger served as director of communications to the governor.

He also served Ronald Reagan as presidential press secretary from June-December 1980, as assistant to the president for political affairs, and as senior consultant to the Reagan-Bush '84 campaign. Nofziger has two decades of experience as a political consultant, and is the founder of Nofziger Communications, Inc.

Mr. Nofziger first visited Claremont McKenna College in 1983 and again in 1988 when he gave us his appraisal of campaign '88. We welcome his return to the Athenaeum to discuss "The Reagan Years: A Memoir." Please join us for a 7:00 presentation, preceded by a 5:30 reception and dinner.

Ethical Delimmas in the Board Room

Frances Burke is a professor at Suffolk University School of Management, Boston, teaching in both the master's in public administration (MPA) and master's in business administration (MBA) programs. A political scientist with an MA and PhD from Boston University, Professor Burke teaches and researches leadership, decisionmaking, and ethical strategies.

In 1989-90 she served as the Alice Tweed Tuohy Visiting Professor of Government and Ethics at Claremont McKenna College. While at CMC, Professor Burke and CMC student Amy Black wrote an article titled "Improving Organizational Productivity." This work appeared in the 1991 winter edition of Public Productivity Review.

A former commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission to Investigate Corruption and Maladministration in State and County Buildings, Professor Burke contributed to current state laws covering the development and management of public buildings and executive accountability through the Office of the Inspector General. Her textbook, Combating Corruption/ Encouraging Ethics (1990), has been adopted extensively. Her present research focuses on applying ethical strategies to improve U.S. productivity.

Join us at 7:00 at the Athenaeum to hear Fran Burke's address, "Ethical Dilemmas in the Board Room." If you wish to attend the reception at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00, please fill out the reservation form.

Politics 1991

A lively debate between two noted political strategists has been arranged by Dr. Fred Balitzer; it is sponsored by the John Brown Cook Association.

Patrick H. Caddell is a former chief political strategist and research consultant to more than 100 congressional, gubernatorial, and presidential campaigns. Beginning in 1972, while an undergraduate at Harvard, Mr. Caddell conducted the research survey for the presidential campaign of George McGovern. Since then his clients have included the Senate campaigns of Ted Kennedy and Alan Cranston, and the gubernatorial campaigns of Mario Cuomo, Michael Dukakis, and Bob Casey.

Additionally Mr. Caddell has served as a consultant to numerous corporations, international organizations, and public interest groups. Some of his clients have included AT&T, Centrust Bank, Coca-Cola Corporation, and Amnesty International. His articles and op-ed pieces regarding contemporary American politics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Currently serving as the co-chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Ed Rollins is responsible for guiding Republican campaigns in all 435 congressional districts.

Mr. Rollins has long been known as one of America's premier political strategists. He has served in the administrations of three Republican presidents: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and, most recently, Ronald Reagan. While serving as the assistant to the president for political affairs during Reagan's first term, President Reagan chose Mr. Rollins to serve as the national campaign director for his 1984 reelection-a landslide in American history, carrying 49 states for the Reagan- Bush ticket.

In addition to his success in the 1984 presidential campaign, Mr. Rollins has managed numerous political campaigns throughout the nation. He also served as the national chairman for the 1988 presidential campaign of Jack Kemp.

As author of a weekly election cycle column in the Los Angeles Times' Sunday Opinion section, Ed Rollins is sure to make a challenging partner to Pat Caddell.

If you wish to join us for the reception and dinner prior to this exciting debate, please return the enclosed form.

Arms Control and Political Change

The Keck Center and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum are pleased to present Ambassador Ronald F. Lehman II, director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), as the speaker on "Arms Control and Political Change."

As the director of ACDA, Dr. Lehman serves as adviser to the president, the secretary of state, and the National Security Council on arms control; is a member of the National Space Council; routinely attends meetings between U.S. and Soviet foreign ministers; testifies regularly before the U.S. Congress; and is on the advisory board of the United States Institute of Peace.

He has previously served as the assistant secretary of defense for international security policy and as deputy assistant to the president for national security affairs. He was also the U.S. chief negotiator on strategic nuclear arms (START) at the U.S./Soviet nuclear and space arms talks in Geneva when the two sides reached agreement on the structure of the START treaty and recorded central provisions in the joint draft treaty text.

Born in Napa, California, in 1946, Ambassador Lehman graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 1968, and received his Ph.D. in government from Claremont Graduate School in 1975.

Ambassador Lehman's lecture starts at 7:00; it is preceded by a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner. If you wish to attend the reception and dinner, please fill out and return the reservation form.

An Evening with Thomas Jefferson

The Athenaeum is proud to present former Pres. Thomas Jefferson, as interpreted by Dr. Clay Jenkinson.

Thomas Jefferson was a man of great complexity and inexhaustible ideas, as third president of the United States, founder of the University of Virginia, author of the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statue for Religious Liberty, scientist, farmer, slave owner, man of letters, architect, paleontologist, linguist, political theorist, diplomat, librarian, and Utopian.

In 1984 Clay Jenkinson created an historical characterization of Jefferson, as part of an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since then he has brought the life and ideas of Jefferson to school- children, members of Congress, federal judges, and general audiences on more than 1,000 occasions. In May 1988 he addressed national legislators and aides at a congressional breakfast on Capitol Hill.

Jenkinson studied English literature from 1974-77 at the University of Minnesota. As a Rhodes scholar, he studied at Oxford and earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate in Renaissance English language and literature.

Since 1981 Jenkinson has directed the Great Plains Chautauqua, a traveling humanities tent show funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and various state humanities councils. He also taught at Pomona College from 1981 to 1984 as an instructor in English literature and assistant American secretary for the Rhodes Scholarship Trust. In November of 1989, President Bush presented Jenkinson with the National Endowment for the Humanities' Charles Frankel Prize for exemplary work in the public humanities. Currently Dr. Jenkinson teaches Latin and Greek studies at the University of Colorado, and tours the country as our third president.

In Jenkinson's presentations he appears in costume and character to talk and answer questions from the audience. If you would like to join us for the 5:30 reception, 6:00 dinner, and 7:00 presentation, please return the enclosed reservation coupon below.

The Challenges of Ethnic Diversity

Asians in the United States have historically been much slower to develop political organizations than other ethnic minority groups. This is often attributed to discriminatory laws that prevented Asian immigrants from becoming naturalized citizens until 1952. In fact, Asian immigration was minimal until President Johnson signed the 1965 immigration law. Asian nations had previously been restricted by exclusion and quota laws dating back to the late 1800s.

In April 1990 Judy Chu was elected mayor of Monterey Park, a city in which 39 percent of the voters are Asian. She is the only Chinese-American woman mayor, and one of only two Chinese-American mayors in the United States. In November 1985 Chu had been elected to the Garvey School District Board of Education, and in April of 1988 to the Monterey Park City Council as the candidate with the highest number of votes. She is considered one of the Southland's most prominent and promising Asian politicians.

Dr. Chu has a PhD in clinical psychology, and is a professor in the psychology department at East Los Angeles College. Having taught classes in Asian- American studies at UCLA and Cal State University L.A., she has also published many articles on topics concerning Asian-Americans. She co-authored and co- edited the book, Linking Our Lives: Chinese American Women of Los Angeles (1984).

If you would like to join us for Dr. Chu's 5:30 reception, 6:00 dinner, and 7:00 address, please return the enclosed reservation coupon below.


Last year the Athenaeum started a new tradition with its very first CMC student art show. This year the Athenaeum is continuing its support of students' creative endeavors by asking all interested CMCers to submit their artistic works for the second annual show. If you wish to contribute a painting, sketch, sculpture, photo, or mixed-media work, please bring your creation to the Athenaeum by Monday, March 4. Submitted artwork will remain in the Athenaeum for viewing throughout the weekend. There will be music and hors d'oeuvres in the courtyard during the show, which will last from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Barbara Clark, Gena Morgan, or LaTanya Wright.

Movies, Morals, and the Market

The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies welcomes cultural and social historian Clayton R. Koppes to CMC to discuss the cinema-America's first national medium of popular culture. Professors Koppes addresses the moral, cultural, and political implications of the influence exerted upon the American movie- going public by an industry forced to negotiate among seemingly incompatible interests.

Dr. Koppes, lrvin E. Houck Professor in the Humanities and chairman of the Department of History at Oberlin College, is the author (with Gregory Black) of Hollywood Goes to War: How Politics, Profits, and Propaganda Shaped World War II Movies (1987). He has published numerous articles and reviews on a wide variety of subjects: the political activism of scientists during the FDR administration, environmental policy and American liberalism, psychology in cinema, and the militarization of the space program.

If you wish to join us for the 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner prior to Mr. Koppes' 7:00 address, please fill out the reservation form.