9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program
From the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 to Bill Clinton’s last night in office in January 2001, the American presidency—and the nation, as a whole—experienced a tremendous growth in power and influence. Celebrated presidential historian William E. Leuchtenburg chronicles the presidents of the past century, highlighting their moments of high drama and triumph.
William E. Leuchtenburg is William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina and the author of more than a dozen books on American history and presidents, including The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. Douglas Brinkley (moderator) is a Professor of History at Rice University, bestselling author, and presidential historian for CNN.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
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