The Road to 2008: Presidential Politics Today with Arianna Huffington.
Arianna Huffington will join Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy to present the 2008 Henry Cohen Lecture titled, "The Road to 2008: Presidential Politics Today," an up-to-the-minute, headline-driven analysis of the 2008 presidential election. Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the influential Huffington Post, Arianna Huffingon has her finger on the political pulse at the helm of one of the most active communities on the Internet. Just days before the highly anticipated Pennsylvania primary, she will share her behind-the-scenes knowledge of the race for the Democratic nomination and predictions of what is to come between now and November. Following her lecture, she will sign copies of her book, On Becoming Fearles...in Love, Work, and Life.
Arianna Huffington is the 2008 Henry Cohen Lecture distinguished lecturer. Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, co-host of Left, Right & Center, and author of eleven books including the forthcoming Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe.
Established in 2006, The Henry Cohen Lecture focuses on public policy challenges and solutions for women, children, and families, particularly in impoverished urban settings. The Henry Cohen Professorship, which focuses on these same issues, is an endowed Chair at Milano. The Lecture and Professorship are both named after Milano's founding dean, who served from 1965 to 1983- The New School
Fred P. Hochberg
Fred P. Hochberg is chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and one of the highest-ranking business leaders in the Obama Administration. Under his leadership, in fiscal year 2010, Ex-Im Bank approved $24.5 billion in export financing, a 70 percent increase over the past two years, which supported $34.4 billion worth of exports and 227,000 American jobs at more than 3,300 US companies. Of these authorizations, more than $5 billion was for small businesses, a record for the bank. The bank also tripled its renewable energy export financing. From 2004 to 2008, Hochberg was dean of Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy in New York. From 1998 through 2001, he served as deputy, then acting administrator of the Small Business Administration. Prior to his service at SBA, Hochberg was the long-time president and chief operating officer of the Lillian Vernon Corporation.
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fifteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.