The Florida Humanities Council in partnership with the University of Miami
Center for the Humanities presents:
The Art of Leadership:
Lessons from the American Presidency
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:00pm
Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Free & Open to the Public
Read the review of Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
that appeared in the New York Times:
Jon Meacham explores what 21st-century leaders in different fields of endeavor can learn from the greatest moments of our common past. This presentation — non-partisan in content and tone — ranges from Jefferson’s pragmatism to Jackson’s management of public opinion, JFK’s capacity to recover from his own mistakes, and Reagan and FDR’s ability to manage conflicting egos. Meacham discusses how history can inform the decisions all of us make every day in positions that demand creative and innovative solutions.
Jon Meacham is the author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (2012), a No. 1 New York Times bestseller that has been named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post, among others. His most recent book, Destiny and Power, chronicles the life of George H. W. Bush, drawing on his personal diaries and on extraordinary access to the president and his family, thereby painting an intimate and surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumultuous times. Meacham received the Pulitzer Prize for American Lion, his bestselling 2008 biography of Andrew Jackson. He is a regular contributor on Meet the Press, Morning Joe, and Charlie Rose.
Open to the Public
This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with the University of Miami Center for the Humanities. It is part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Councils in recognition of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes. The initiative seeks to illuminate the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life today, to imagine their future and to inspire new generations to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize-winning work. For their generous support for the Campfires Initiative, we thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Pulitzer Prizes Board and Columbia University
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