Professor Michael D’Innocenzo to Speak at Temple Emanuel

Professor Michael D’Innocenzo to Speak at Temple Emanuel
Prof. Michael D’Innocenzo

On Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., Prof. Michael D’Innocenzo will be the guest in the pulpit at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, offering a talk: “Beyond Citizens’ Discontents: Finding A Better Way To Foster American Democracy.”

Michael D’Innocenzo received the American Historical Association Eugene Asher National Distinguished Teaching Award in 2009. During 57 years at Hofstra University, D’Innocenzo served as both a Professor of History and The Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Teaching Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change.

He also has degrees from Columbia University, where he was a Danforth Scholar and an Edward John Noble Leadership Fellow, and from Union College, where he was recognized with the Freling Smith Prize for outstanding history thesis, and received the Bailey Prize for outstanding senior service.

For the past 24 years, D’Innocenzo has led the Hofstra Social Science Associate and Public Policy Institute. In 2013, D’Innocenzo was appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Issues Forums Institute. In 2007, D’Innocenzo was a founding member of the Hofstra Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and served as the first chairperson of its advisory board. He is now working to help establish an Institute for Peace Studies as part of the CCE.

D’Innocenzo’s regular opinion column can be found at The Island Now, under the “Opinions” section of the site.

Professor D’Innocenzo’s talk is preceded by a brief service. Following his talk, there will be a question and answer session, and, in conclusion, refreshments will be served. All members of the community are invited to attend. Admission is free.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane. For further information, please call 516.482.5701.

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