Inaugural Paul G. Haaga, Jr. Lecture in Law, Government, and Public Policy
The inaugural Haaga Lecture will be delivered by Michael Beschloss, New York Times best-selling author and Presidential Historian for NBC News, on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 4:30 PM in Fitts Auditorium. The lecture is titled, The Importance of Presidential Leadership. A reception will follow in the Davis Student Union.
Michael Beschloss is a best-selling author of nine books and a regular commentator on both NBC and PBS. He co-authored with Caroline Kennedy the Number #1 New York Times best seller Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy (2011). He is currently working on a history of American Presidents in wartime from James Madison to George W. Bush, which will be published by Crown in 2015. Newsweek has called Beschloss “the nation’s leading Presidential historian.” The Charlotte Observer has said, “Michael Beschloss knows more about America’s 44 presidents than perhaps anyone on earth.” The New York Times Book Review has called him “easily the most widely recognized Presidential historian in the United States.” Albert Hunt of Bloomberg News has called him “a national treasure.” He serves as the NBC News Presidential Historian—the first time any major network has created such a position—and appears on all NBC programs.
In 2005, Beschloss won an Emmy for his role in creating the Discovery Channel series Decisions that Shook the World, of which he was the host.
Beschloss’s lecture will ponder the question of how and why the President of the United States has turned out to be so important on questions of war and peace, despite the Founders’ effort to construct an office with shared responsibility and accountability.
Both lecture and reception are free and open to the public. Early registration is encouraged.
This program has been approved for one hour of substantive law credit for Pennsylvania lawyers and may be likewise approved for other jurisdictions. For CLE credit please bring a check in the amount of $25 made out to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.
ContactMatthew E. Pilecki
Assistant Director of Stewardship and Special Events
University of Pennsylvania Law School
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