William Chafe, Ph.D.

Political Science

William H. Chafe's professional scholarship reflects his long-term interest in issues of race and gender equality. Former dean of the faculty of arts and sciences at Duke University, he is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor Emeritus of History and a co-founder of the Duke-UNC Center for Research on Women, the Duke Center for the Study of Civil Rights and Race Relations, and the Duke Center for Documentary Studies. A past president of the OAH and a recipient of the OAH Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award, he is the author of several books, including “Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal” (2012); “Civilities and Civil Rights” (1979), which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award; and “Never Stop Running: Allard Lowenstein and the Struggle to Save American Liberalism” (1993), which won the Sidney Hillman Book Award. He is also a co-editor of “Remembering Jim Crow” (2001) which won the Lillian Smith Book Award.

The Modern Presidency from Kennedy to Trump: The Intersection of Politics and Personality

This lecture will focus on how personality helped shape the politics of many of our modern presidents. The lecture will focus on the presidencies of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, dealing with issues as varied as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, Watergate and the Clinton health care bill.

A book-signing event will follow the lecture.
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # F1R2 — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Thursday, October 26 2017
Time:9:30 - 11 AM
Fee:$25 / member; $35 / non-member

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