Those who knew and worked with the outspoken mayor who led New
York City back to fiscal health in the 1980s lead a discussion of
his legacy at St. John’s University in October.
”Koch: A Documentary and Discussion” takes place on Tuesday,
October 15, in the University’s Little Theatre on the Queens, NY,
campus. Presented by St. John’s Academic Lecture Series and
Participate ’13, the event is free and open to the public.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a screening of Koch,
a film by Neil Barsky. At 7 p.m., a panel discusses Ed Koch’s three
terms as mayor of New York (1977–89), including these topics:
- Koch’s life, legacy and political accomplishments
- How NYC has changed in the 35 years since Koch was first
- Lessons that contemporary American urban leaders can learn from
the Koch Administration
- Political parallels between the Koch years and the 2013 race
for Mayor of New York City
- The political future of New York City
The panel consists of Sam Roberts, Urban Affairs
Correspondent, The New York Times; Jonathan Soffer, Ph.D.,
author, Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City;
Robert J. McGuire, Esq., the city’s police commissioner from 1978
to 1983; and Martha K. Hirst, Executive Vice President, Chief
Operating Officer and Treasurer, St. John’s University. Ms. Hirst
served as Mayor Koch’s legislative representative to the New York
City Council from 1982 to 1989.
Brian Browne, Assistant Vice President for Government Relations,
St. John’s University, serves as moderator.
For more information, contact Carl Carrie, Division of Student
Affairs: 718- 990-5530; email@example.com.