Stone is a distinguished screenwriter, producer and director who has
won four Academy Awards and three Golden Globe awards for his extensive
film work. Among his most well-known works are Natural Born Killers,
Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Wall Street, and Platoon. He has also
directed documentaries including Comandante, Persona Non Grata, and
Looking for Fidel.
Peter Kuznick is a professor of history at American University (AU) in
Washington, DC, where he teaches courses on twentieth-century American
history. He also directs the award-winning Nuclear Studies Institute at
AU. As a noted historian, he writes and lectures
frequently about politics and science, Cold War culture and nuclear history.
About Jean B. Carlson
Jean B. Carlson (1922 – 2010) taught at Northeastern Illinois
University in the Educational Foundations department for 18 years,
serving as Chair of the Department from 1977 to her retirement in 1989.
In 1991, Carlson served as Acting Dean of the College of Education
while conducting the search for the next Deanship. In honor and
recognition of Dr. Carlson, the Jean B. Carlson Memorial Lectureship
was established by her friends and family. The Jean B. Carlson Lecture
is the first endowed lecture at Northeastern Illinois University.
Since 1992, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, has served as the president of the
University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In 2009, Time
magazine named him One of America's Ten Best College Presidents, and in
2010 he won the TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership
Excellence and the Carnegie Corporation of New York's Academic
Leadership Award. Dr.
Hrabowski's research focuses on science and math education, with
special emphasis on minority participation and performance.
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