“Life in the Attention Age”: A Distinguished Speaker Series event with Chris Hayes, March 4

The SUNY New Paltz Distinguished Speaker Series proudly presents an afternoon with Chris Hayes, Emmy-winning host, “All In with Chris Hayes” on MSNBC. Hayes will appear on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 3 pm in the SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center.

Although sold out, additional seating is available in Lecture Center 102 to view the program and pre-registration is required using this link. Admission is complimentary, with a $10 suggested donation to the SUNY New Paltz Foundation, which supports future educational programs for our students. All are welcome to attend.

In his timely talk, Hayes will share his unique perspective on how attention has become one of the most valuable resources in American life, and how the competition for attention in the news, social media and other venues has transformed everything from our politics to our inner lives.

Hayes is also Editor-at-Large of “The Nation” and a The New York Times best-selling author of “A Colony in a Nation.”

Since 2002, Hayes has written on a wide variety of political and social issues, from union organizing and economic democracy to the intersection of politics and technology. His essays, articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, The Guardian, and The Chicago Reader.

Read more here about Chris Hayes online.

Now in its fifteenth year, the SUNY New Paltz Distinguished Speaker Series connects the College’s alumni, community members, faculty, staff, students and their families with well-known authors, policymakers, scientists, media experts, business leaders and other luminaries.

The Distinguished Speaker Series is made possible by the SUNY New Paltz Foundation. The spring 2023 program is presented with support from Americas Best Value Inn at New Paltz, Campus Auxiliary Services, Central Hudson, Heritage Financial Credit Union, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, M&T Bank, Salisbury Bank, Sodexo, Stewart’s Shops, SUNY Ulster, Ulster Community College Foundation, and Ulster Savings Bank.