The Art of Leadership: Lessons From the American Presidency

Thursday, January 23, 2020 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lester N. Mandell Endowed Distinguished Lecture Series: 

Jon Meacham

Presidential Historian & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Thursday, January 23

3 – 4:30 PM

Pegasus Ballroom, UCF Student Union 

What can 21st-century leaders learn from the greatest moments of our common past? By exploring themes ranging from Jefferson's pragmatism and JFK's capacity to recover from his own mistakes, to the management of conflicting egos as shown by Reagan and FDR.

Famed presidential historian Jon Meacham will discuss how history can inform the decisions all of us make everyday.

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham is one of America's most prominent public intellectuals. A contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review, Meacham is a highly sought-after commentator, regularly appearing on CNN and MSNBC.

Known as a skilled orator with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs, Meacham brings historical context to the issues and events impacting our daily lives. He is a frequent guest on Morning Joe; Real Time with Bill Maher; and The 11th Hour.


No RSVP is necessary. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. For non-UCF attendees, please contact UCF Parking Services with any questions. Click here for a map of campus and approved parking areas.


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