The Hofstra Cultural Center was founded in 1976 by the late Joseph G. Astman, Professor of Comparative Literature and Languages at Hofstra University, and has evolved into a dynamic instrument for fostering scholarly exchange and intellectual debate. In its 35-year history as an integral part of Hofstra University, it has sponsored more than 130 international conferences that have brought together thousands of scholars from throughout the United States and all over the world. The Cultural Center has solidified its role as a forum for the interdisciplinary exploration of a wide range of topics. Its conferences range from highly specialized inquires (e.g., The Trotsky-Stalin Conflict in the 1920s and Inscription as Art in the World of Islam) to subjects of general cultural interest (including Chocolate: Food of the Gods, Baseball and the 'Sultan of Swat': Commemorating the 100th Birthday of Babe Ruth and Frank Sinatra: The Man, The Music, The Legend), from matters of local and regional concern (Long Island Studies Conferences, Robert Moses and Long Island Women: Activists and Innovators) to issues of international and global significance (New Directions in Worker/Management Relations: US/USSR; The United Nations at Fifty; Africa 2000).
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