JAMES Q. WILSON, introduction
would be career enough. But for Daniel Patrick
Moynihan, service as the distinguished senior
senator from New York is only one thread in a rich
tapestly that stretches from the mean streets of Manhattan to
national and international prominence.
Senator Moynihan grew up in the Hell's Kitchen section of
New York and was educated in parochial and public schools
before serving in the Navy during World War II. He then earned
his doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,
worked for New York Governor Averell Harriman, and held sub-
Cabinet and Cabinet positions under four successive presidents
(Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford). He was also Ambassador
to India, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, and
president of the U.N. Security Council. His distinguished
scholarly career includes teaching at Harvard and M.I.T. and
writing or editing eighteen books.
Add devoted service on numerous boards, from the American
Association for the Advancement of Science to the Smithsonian
Institution, 64 honorary degrees, and countless medals and
awards (including, most recently, the Presidential Medal of
Freedom), and you have the bare outline of this extraordinary
life. To quote the words that accompanied the 1998 Heinz
Award for Public Policy, Senator Moynihan has been "a distinct
and unique voice in this century, independent in his convictions, a scholar, teacher, statesmen and politician, skilled in the
art of the possible."
Senator Moynihan will be introduced by James Q. Wilson, emeritus professor of management and public policy at UCLA and Ronald Reagan professor of public policy at Pepperdine.
Senator Moynihan's visit to CMC is made possible by CMC classes of '48, '49, and '50, who are responsible for the creation and funding of the Pacesetter Fellowship.
The dinner is available for CMC persons only. The lecture by Sen. Moynihan is open to all without charge.