Doris Kearns Goodwin
The John E. Dolibois History Prize Lecture
Thursday, October 21 @ 7 pm
Miami University Hamilton, Parrish Auditorium
As the United States and the world grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, America’s “historian-in-chief” Doris Kearns Goodwin reflects upon our shared past to put into context this defining moment in our nation’s history: A crisis so daunting, so deadly and economically damaging that it has completely upended our everyday lives. Not since the Great Depression and World War II have we experienced such collective hardships. Drawing from her most recent book, Leadership In Turbulent Times, Goodwin transports us back to that era to provide perspective and analysis as she helps us understand how President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s leadership created a triple alliance among government, business and the American people that helped us endure sacrifices, achieve an astonishing productivity, and initiate systemic changes that ultimately showed our resilience and helped us persevere and triumph. History provides lessons. History provides solace. History provides hope.
RSVP required at: https://miamioh.edu/regionals/rsvp/
- Free, public event
- Co-sponsored by the Menard Family Center for Democracy
- NOTE: As of August 9, 2021 Miami University requires everyone to wear facemasks on campus. Any changes in policy will be publicly communicated to all visitors in advance of this event. Thank you for your consideration of this requirement.