Distinguished Lecture Series
Wednesday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m.
Jon Meacham is a renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Society of American Historians, Meacham is a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University. He is a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, a contributing editor of Time, and has written for The New York Times op-ed page, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and Garden & Gun. Meacham is also a regular guest on “Morning Joe” and other broadcasts.
Meacham, whose work uses history as a lens to view the modern-day political climate, will explore the topic of American Politics and Current Events.
A post-lecture VIP reception at Ursino Steakhouse & Tavern, adjacent to Kean's STEM Building, is now available. The cost is $60 per person and includes wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres and a signed copy of Meacham's latest book, The Soul of America.
Wednesday, December 5 at 4:30 p.m.
Judy Smith was the inspiration for and co-executive producer of Scandal, a TV drama revolving around the life and work of a high-powered crisis management executive. She is the founder and president of Smith & Company, a leading strategic advisory firm with offices nationwide.
Smith has worked on some of the most historic and sensational events of our time, including the Iran-Contra investigation; the prosecution of former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry; the 1991 Gulf War; the congressional inquiry of Enron; the President Clinton scandal involving Monica Lewinsky; and the Sony Corporation hacking crisis. She also serves as counselor to Fortune 500 corporations and authored the book, Good Self, Bad Self.
Smith will speak about crisis management and her work in communication, media and politics.