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Oct 25

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

The John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series

October 25, 2017

Event Details

  • University Theatre
  • $20
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  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to event.

William Chafe will examine how personality helped shape the politics of many of our modern presidents. He will look at 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.


Chafe is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University. He has written 13 books on American history, including a major new overview of 20th century America titled “The Rise and Fall of the American Century,” a history of personality and politics in modern America titled “Private Lives/Public Consequences, Personality and Politics in Modern America,” and a book about the Clintons titled “Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal.”

A book signing will follow the lecture.

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Ticket Policy

FAU Student, Faculty, Staff, & Child priced tickets
Available only at the Student Union Box Office
Monday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm.

FAU Students with valid OWL card $5
Faculty, Staff, & Alumni with valid Owl card $10

Groups of 20+ $15 available throught the FAU Student Union Box Office Monday - Friday 10am-5pm at 561-297-6124.

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