Franklin Delano Roosevelt: His Place in History
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Douglas Brinkley, William E. Leuchtenburg, Geoffrey C. Ward
Sat, May 13th, 2017 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $38)


9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

A visionary leader whose decisive New Deal policy lifted the country out of the Great Depression and whose commanding presence led the nation bravely through the treachery of World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt is widely regarded as one of America’s most iconic presidents. Historians explain how Roosevelt forever altered the social and economic fabric of the United States and discuss the 32nd President’s enduring legacy in American history.

Douglas Brinkley is Professor of History at Rice University and Presidential Historian for CNN. William E. Leuchtenburg is William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. Geoffrey C. Ward is the script writer for the documentary series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, which was directed by Ken Burns—his collaborator since 1984.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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