"Leadership in Turbulent Time" - Doris Kearns Goodwin, 25th Annual Governor's Lecture in the Humanities

Sep 22 2020 - 7:30pm

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About this event
World-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will deliver the 25th annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln. The lecture will be presented free to the public by Humanities Nebraska (HN) and the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues and co-sponsored by the Duncan Family Trust. Goodwin’s career as a presidential historian and author was inspired when as a 24-year-old graduate student at Harvard she was selected to join the White House Fellows, one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. She then became a national bestselling author who achieved critical acclaim for numerous books. Goodwin is seen frequently on major television stations, cable networks and shows including “Meet the Press” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” She has served as a consultant for various documentaries, including “Baseball” by Ken Burns and several about American presidents. She was awarded the Charles Frankel Prize, given by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Sarah Josepha Hale Medal, the New England Book Award, as well as the Carl Sandburg Literary Award. Co-chaired by HN board members Connie Duncan and Chris Zygielbaum, a benefit dinner prior to the free public lecture raises important funds for HN’s statewide programs. The Sower Award in the Humanities will be presented at the dinner. Invitations will be mailed this summer. For information regarding sponsorships, please contact Heather Thomas at heather@humanitiesnebraska.org. The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues is a collaboration of the Cooper Foundation, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Humanities Nebraska is a non-profit organization that helps Nebraskans explore what connects us and makes us human. Visit humanitiesnebraska.org to learn more.
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Lied Center for Performing Arts
301 N 12th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
United States