The Reagan Years: A Memoir
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1991
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and the John
Brown Cook Association are pleased to welcome a
nationally recognized member of the Republican party.
After serving as editor and Washington correspondent for Copley Newspapers and Copley News Service,
Lyn Nofziger first entered politics as press secretary to
gubernatorial candidate Ronald Reagan in 1966. After
the election Nofziger served as director of communications to the governor.
He also served Ronald Reagan as presidential press
secretary from June-December 1980, as assistant to the
president for political affairs, and as senior consultant to
the Reagan-Bush '84 campaign. Nofziger has two
decades of experience as a political consultant, and is
the founder of Nofziger Communications, Inc.
Mr. Nofziger first visited Claremont McKenna College
in 1983 and again in 1988 when he gave us his appraisal of campaign '88.
We welcome his return to the Athenaeum to discuss
"The Reagan Years: A Memoir." Please join us for a 7:00
presentation, preceded by a 5:30 reception and dinner.
Ethical Delimmas in the Board Room
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1991
Frances Burke is a professor at Suffolk University
School of Management, Boston, teaching in both the
master's in public administration (MPA) and master's in
business administration (MBA) programs. A political
scientist with an MA and PhD from Boston University,
Professor Burke teaches and researches leadership,
decisionmaking, and ethical strategies.
In 1989-90 she served as the Alice Tweed Tuohy
Visiting Professor of Government and Ethics at Claremont McKenna College. While at CMC, Professor Burke
and CMC student Amy Black wrote an article titled
"Improving Organizational Productivity." This work
appeared in the 1991 winter edition of Public Productivity
A former commissioner on the Massachusetts
Commission to Investigate Corruption and Maladministration in State and County Buildings, Professor
Burke contributed to current state laws covering the
development and management of public buildings and
executive accountability through the Office of the
Inspector General. Her textbook, Combating Corruption/
Encouraging Ethics (1990), has been adopted extensively. Her
present research focuses on applying ethical strategies
to improve U.S. productivity.
Join us at 7:00 at the Athenaeum to hear Fran Burke's
address, "Ethical Dilemmas in the Board Room." If you
wish to attend the reception at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00,
please fill out the reservation form.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1991
A lively debate between two noted political strategists has been arranged by Dr. Fred Balitzer; it is
sponsored by the John Brown Cook Association.
Patrick H. Caddell is a former chief political strategist
and research consultant to more than 100 congressional,
gubernatorial, and presidential campaigns. Beginning
in 1972, while an undergraduate at Harvard, Mr.
Caddell conducted the research survey for the presidential campaign of George McGovern. Since then his
clients have included the Senate campaigns of Ted
Kennedy and Alan Cranston, and the gubernatorial
campaigns of Mario Cuomo, Michael Dukakis, and Bob
Additionally Mr. Caddell has served as a consultant to
numerous corporations, international organizations,
and public interest groups. Some of his clients have
included AT&T, Centrust Bank, Coca-Cola Corporation,
and Amnesty International. His articles and op-ed
pieces regarding contemporary American politics have
appeared in the Wall Street Journal and The New York
Currently serving as the co-chairman of the National
Republican Congressional Committee, Ed Rollins is
responsible for guiding Republican campaigns in all 435
Mr. Rollins has long been known as one of America's
premier political strategists. He has served in the
administrations of three Republican presidents: Richard
Nixon, Gerald Ford, and, most recently, Ronald
Reagan. While serving as the assistant to the president
for political affairs during Reagan's first term, President
Reagan chose Mr. Rollins to serve as the national
campaign director for his 1984 reelection-a landslide in
American history, carrying 49 states for the Reagan-
In addition to his success in the 1984 presidential
campaign, Mr. Rollins has managed numerous political
campaigns throughout the nation. He also served as the
national chairman for the 1988 presidential campaign of
As author of a weekly election cycle column in the Los
Angeles Times' Sunday Opinion section, Ed Rollins is
sure to make a challenging partner to Pat Caddell.
If you wish to join us for the reception and dinner
prior to this exciting debate, please return the enclosed
Arms Control and Political Change
RONALD LEHMAN II '68
MONDAY, MARCH 4, 1991
The Keck Center and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum are pleased to present Ambassador Ronald
F. Lehman II, director of the U.S. Arms Control and
Disarmament Agency (ACDA), as the speaker on
"Arms Control and Political Change."
As the director of ACDA, Dr. Lehman serves as
adviser to the president, the secretary of state, and the
National Security Council on arms control; is a member
of the National Space Council; routinely attends meetings between U.S. and Soviet foreign ministers; testifies
regularly before the U.S. Congress; and is on the
advisory board of the United States Institute of Peace.
He has previously served as the assistant secretary of
defense for international security policy and as deputy
assistant to the president for national security affairs.
He was also the U.S. chief negotiator on strategic
nuclear arms (START) at the U.S./Soviet nuclear and
space arms talks in Geneva when the two sides reached
agreement on the structure of the START treaty and
recorded central provisions in the joint draft treaty text.
Born in Napa, California, in 1946, Ambassador Lehman graduated from Claremont McKenna College
in 1968, and received his Ph.D. in government from
Claremont Graduate School in 1975.
Ambassador Lehman's lecture starts at 7:00; it is
preceded by a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner. If you
wish to attend the reception and dinner, please fill out
and return the reservation form.
An Evening with Thomas Jefferson
TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1991
The Athenaeum is proud to present former Pres.
Thomas Jefferson, as interpreted by Dr. Clay
Thomas Jefferson was a man of great complexity and
inexhaustible ideas, as third president of the United
States, founder of the University of Virginia, author of
the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statue
for Religious Liberty, scientist, farmer, slave owner,
man of letters, architect, paleontologist, linguist, political theorist, diplomat, librarian, and Utopian.
In 1984 Clay Jenkinson created an historical characterization of Jefferson, as part of an award from the
National Endowment for the Humanities. Since then he
has brought the life and ideas of Jefferson to school-
children, members of Congress, federal judges, and
general audiences on more than 1,000 occasions. In May
1988 he addressed national legislators and aides at a
congressional breakfast on Capitol Hill.
Jenkinson studied English literature from 1974-77 at
the University of Minnesota. As a Rhodes scholar, he
studied at Oxford and earned his bachelor's, master's
and doctorate in Renaissance English language and
Since 1981 Jenkinson has directed the Great Plains
Chautauqua, a traveling humanities tent show funded
by the National Endowment for the Humanities and
various state humanities councils. He also taught at
Pomona College from 1981 to 1984 as an instructor in
English literature and assistant American secretary for
the Rhodes Scholarship Trust. In November of 1989,
President Bush presented Jenkinson with the National
Endowment for the Humanities' Charles Frankel Prize
for exemplary work in the public humanities. Currently
Dr. Jenkinson teaches Latin and Greek studies at the
University of Colorado, and tours the country as our
In Jenkinson's presentations he appears in costume
and character to talk and answer questions from the
audience. If you would like to join us for the 5:30
reception, 6:00 dinner, and 7:00 presentation, please
return the enclosed reservation coupon below.
The Challenges of Ethnic Diversity
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1991
Asians in the United States have historically been
much slower to develop political organizations
than other ethnic minority groups. This is often attributed to discriminatory laws that prevented Asian
immigrants from becoming naturalized citizens until
1952. In fact, Asian immigration was minimal until
President Johnson signed the 1965 immigration law.
Asian nations had previously been restricted by exclusion and quota laws dating back to the late 1800s.
In April 1990 Judy Chu was elected mayor of
Monterey Park, a city in which 39 percent of the voters
are Asian. She is the only Chinese-American woman
mayor, and one of only two Chinese-American mayors
in the United States. In November 1985 Chu had been
elected to the Garvey School District Board of Education, and in April of 1988 to the Monterey Park City Council as the candidate with the highest number of
votes. She is considered one of the Southland's most
prominent and promising Asian politicians.
Dr. Chu has a PhD in clinical psychology, and is a
professor in the psychology department at East Los
Angeles College. Having taught classes in Asian-
American studies at UCLA and Cal State University
L.A., she has also published many articles on topics
concerning Asian-Americans. She co-authored and co-
edited the book, Linking Our Lives: Chinese American
Women of Los Angeles (1984).
If you would like to join us for Dr. Chu's 5:30
reception, 6:00 dinner, and 7:00 address, please return
the enclosed reservation coupon below.
SECOND ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1991
Last year the Athenaeum started a new tradition with
its very first CMC student art show. This year the
Athenaeum is continuing its support of students'
creative endeavors by asking all interested CMCers to
submit their artistic works for the second annual show.
If you wish to contribute a painting, sketch, sculpture,
photo, or mixed-media work, please bring your creation
to the Athenaeum by Monday, March 4. Submitted
artwork will remain in the Athenaeum for viewing
throughout the weekend. There will be music and hors
d'oeuvres in the courtyard during the show, which will
last from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. If you have any questions
regarding this event, please contact Barbara Clark, Gena
Morgan, or LaTanya Wright.
Movies, Morals, and the Market
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1991
The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies welcomes
cultural and social historian Clayton R. Koppes to
CMC to discuss the cinema-America's first national
medium of popular culture. Professors Koppes
addresses the moral, cultural, and political implications
of the influence exerted upon the American movie-
going public by an industry forced to negotiate among
seemingly incompatible interests.
Dr. Koppes, lrvin E. Houck Professor in the Humanities and chairman of the Department of History at
Oberlin College, is the author (with Gregory Black) of
Hollywood Goes to War: How Politics, Profits, and Propaganda Shaped World War II Movies (1987). He has published
numerous articles and reviews on a wide variety of
subjects: the political activism of scientists during the
FDR administration, environmental policy and
American liberalism, psychology in cinema, and the
militarization of the space program.
If you wish to join us for the 5:30 reception and 6:00
dinner prior to Mr. Koppes' 7:00 address, please fill out
the reservation form.