The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream

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David M. Rubenstein
Louise Mirrer (moderator)
Tue, 12/07/2021 - 18:30
Tue, December 7th, 2021 | 6:30 pm

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The American experiment began with a revolutionary idea that a nation could be founded on the principles of democracy, equality, and liberty. In a new book that highlights enlightening discussions with award-winning historians, diplomats, music legends, and sports giants—including Jill Lepore, Madeleine Albright, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Ken Burns, and Billie Jean King—“patriotic philanthropist” David M. Rubenstein traces how the American experiment, in all its promise and imperfection, has evolved over the past 250 years.

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Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945

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Ian W. Toll
David M. Rubenstein (moderator)
Tue, 02/08/2022 - 18:30
Tue, February 8th, 2022 | 6:30 pm

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World War II in the Pacific entered its endgame in June 1944, after the U.S. waged a crushing assault on the Japanese navy in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. In a conversation that explores the conflict’s harrowing final year—from the maritime war front to the halls of power in Washington and Tokyo—historian Ian W. Toll illuminates the grand strategic decisions and naval operations that allowed the Allies to emerge victorious.

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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

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Simon Winchester
David M. Rubenstein (moderator)
Tue, 01/11/2022 - 18:30
Tue, January 11th, 2022 | 6:30 pm

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Since the dawn of civilization, land stewardship has served as the foundation for how societies coalesce and interact. In a wide-ranging conversation that examines European imperialism, the dispossession of Native American populations, and Joseph Stalin’s brutal collectivization in Soviet territories, bestselling author Simon Winchester illuminates how humanity’s drive to acquire territory and wield its power has so definitively shaped history.

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The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived

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Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy, Ret.)
David M. Rubenstein (moderator)
Tue, 01/04/2022 - 18:30
Tue, January 4th, 2022 | 6:30 pm

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After 37 years as a Navy SEAL and serving as a Four-Star Admiral and Commander of all U.S. Special Operations Forces, Admiral William McRaven offers his tribute to the real, everyday heroes he has met both in the armed forces and amongst civilians at home. From his childhood in Texas to his career with the Navy, he reveals the inspiration we can draw from those around us, whether it is on the battlefield, in a hospital, or on a college campus. 

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American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020

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George F. Will
David M. Rubenstein (moderator)
Wed, 10/06/2021 - 18:30
Wed, October 6th, 2021 | 6:30 pm

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For decades, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist George F. Will has been regarded as one of this country’s leading columnists and public intellectuals. In an expansive conversation that encompasses American history, the Supreme Court, and beyond, Will shares his perspective on the political, social, and cultural trends that have shaped the national experience since 2008.

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How to Lead: Wisdom from the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers

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David M. Rubenstein
Douglas Brinkley (moderator)
Tue, 09/22/2020 - 18:00
Tue, September 22nd, 2020 | 6:00 pm

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What are the qualities of a great leader? For the past five years, David Rubenstein has spoken with some of the world's most distinguished visionaries in government, finance, technology, and beyond. In a discussion with historian Douglas Brinkley, Rubenstein reveals what he has learned in his conversations with influential history-makers such as Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffett, and others.

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An Evening with Lonnie Bunch

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Lonnie G. Bunch III
David M. Rubenstein (moderator)
Mon, 04/27/2020 - 18:30
Mon, April 27th, 2020 | 6:30 pm

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An Evening with Ambassador Susan Rice

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Ambassador Susan E. Rice
David M. Rubenstein (moderator)
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 18:30
Tue, April 7th, 2020 | 6:30 pm

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Silver, Sword, and Stone: A History of Latin America

Speaker: 
Marie Arana
David M. Rubenstein (moderator)
Mon, 03/16/2020 - 18:30
Mon, March 16th, 2020 | 6:30 pm

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The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians

Speaker: 
David M. Rubenstein
Douglas Brinkley (moderator)
Sat, 11/16/2019 - 10:30
Sat, November 16th, 2019 | 10:30 am

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Since 2016, the New-York Historical Society has had the honor of presenting History with David M. Rubenstein, featuring thoughtful discussions between Mr. Rubenstein and some of the nation’s most esteemed historians. In a special interview, Mr. Rubenstein reflects on his conversations on our stage and beyond—including, among others, those with Doris Kearns Goodwin on Abraham Lincoln, David McCullough on John Adams, and Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton—and explores the grand arc of the American story revealed within them.

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