Robert Watson, Ph.D.


Political Science

Robert P. Watson, Ph.D., is Professor of American Studies at Lynn University, Senior Fellow at the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship and the political analyst for WPTV 5 (NBC). He has published 41 books and hundreds of scholarly articles, book chapters and essays on topics in American politics and history, been interviewed by hundreds of media outlets across the U.S. and internationally and has served on the boards of numerous scholarly journals, academic associations and presidential foundations. Professor Watson has won numerous awards, including the Distinguished Professor of the Year awards at both FAU and Lynn (twice) and the Faculty Service awards at both FAU (twice) and Lynn. His recent book, “America’s First Crisis: The War of 1812,” received a 2015 “IPPY” Award for book of the year in U.S. history and and his book, “The Nazi Titanic,” was featured at a dozen book festivals. His book, “The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn,” was just released and has received advance critical praise.

Hamilton: Man, Myth, Musical (Annex)

Alexander Hamilton was one of the most intriguing, important and controversial leaders in American history. His star has been on the rise of late, but he is still largely misunderstood. Learn all about the shocking, but inspiring details of Hamilton’s remarkable life, from his illegitimate birth, Jewish roots and struggles in the West Indies as a child, to his role in winning the Revolutionary War, developing and later securing the ratification of the Constitution, and serving as President Washington’s Treasury Secretary. We will also discuss the hit Broadway musical, providing an explanation of it as a cultural phenomenon and offering context to understanding the songs. That done, we will play some of the music from the show.
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Course # F1R1X — One Time Event
Place:Room 151 (Annex), Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Thursday, October 19 2017
Time:7 - 8:30 PM
Fee:$25 / member; $35 / non-member
Class Closed

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Hamilton: Man, Myth, Musical

Alexander Hamilton was one of the most intriguing, important and controversial leaders in American history. His star has been on the rise of late, but he is still largely misunderstood. Learn all about the shocking, but inspiring details of Hamilton’s remarkable life, from his illegitimate birth, Jewish roots and struggles in the West Indies as a child, to his role in winning the Revolutionary War, developing and later securing the ratification of the Constitution, and serving as President Washington’s Treasury Secretary. We will also discuss the hit Broadway musical, providing an explanation of it as a cultural phenomenon and offering context to understanding the songs. That done, we will play some of the music from the show.
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # F1R1 — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Thursday, October 19 2017
Time:7 - 8:30 PM
Fee:$25 / member; $35 / non-member

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The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn

History still has her secrets, even for events as seemingly well known and thoroughly researched as the American Revolution. One of the long-forgotten stories of the Revolutionary War involved a cursed, old ship. Based on military reports and long-lost diaries of the few survivors of the “ghost ship,” an intriguing story emerges about the bloodiest battle of the entire Revolutionary War, one involving a British plan to institute psychological warfare, a shocking propaganda campaign and a secret that would end up influencing the outcome of the war!

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 # F1M1 — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Monday, November 13 2017
Time:3 - 4:30 PM
Fee:$25 / member; $35 / non-member

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