The Milton S.
Eisenhower Symposium will begin its 37th year at Johns
Hopkins with a speech by retired Gen. Wesley Clark at 8
p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, in Shriver Hall Auditorium on
the Homewood campus. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and a
reception in the Clipper Room will follow the lecture.
This year's theme is Rebuilding America: Peace and
Prosperity at What Price? A Symposium on a Struggling
Clark, who recently sought the Democratic nomination
for president, will address the topic "How Much Is Enough?
Defense Spending in the 21st Century." A retired four-star
general who served in the U.S. Army for 34 years, Clark was
formerly the supreme allied commander in Europe and is one
of the nation's most highly decorated military officers.
Other speakers in the series include psychosexual
therapist "Dr. Ruth" Westheimer, renowned historian and
social critic Howard Zinn and CNN senior political analyst
Established in 1967 to honor the university's eighth
president, the MSE Symposium is an annual undergraduate-run
lecture series that brings to campus renowned speakers with
a variety of perspectives on issues of national importance.
The student co-chairs — this year, juniors Saul Garlick,
Abby Gibbons and Ashlyn Schneiderjans — select the topics,
secure the speakers, raise the funds and publicize the
The coming weeks will bring other prominent guests
from various fields to the Homewood campus to address what
the future holds for America. Lectures are at 8 p.m. in
Shriver Hall unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, Sept. 21. Dr. Ruth
West-heimer, psychosexual therapist: "Moving Forward?
Confronting Sex Education in America."
Tuesday, Sept. 28. Elias
Zerhouni, director of the National Institutes of Health:
"Back to the Future: Where Will Today's Research Take Us
Thursday, Oct. 14. Dan
Raviv, CBS News Washington correspondent: "America's
Narrative: How Well Do We Tell the World Our Story?"
Tuesday, Oct. 19. David
Horowitz, author and political activist: "America's Ideals:
The Case for Free Speech."
Thursday, Oct. 28, Glass
Pavilion. Dinesh D'Souza, Hoover Institute fellow, author
and political commentator: "The End of Racism."
Monday, Nov. 8. Bill
Schneider, CNN senior political analyst: "America's Choice:
The Meaning of the 2004 Election."
Monday, Dec. 6. N. Gregory
Mankiw, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors: "Big
Jobs, Little Jobs: The Tugboat of the American Economy."
Wednesday, Dec. 8. Howard
Zinn, historian and social critic: "Reinventing Peace:
Making It a Reality After 9/11."
Each lecture lasts approximately 45 minutes and is
followed by a question-and-answer period and a reception
where guests mingle with members of the audience.
This year's symposium also will feature viewings of
the televised presidential debates; a workshop series
featuring university President William R. Brody and Noam
Neusner, a speechwriter for President George W. Bush; and a
student debate. Watch The Gazette weekly calendar
For more information, contact the MSE Symposium office
at 410-516-7683 or go to