One-hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson was sworn into office as the 28th President of the United States. Over the next eight years he would guide the country through the First World War and prove to be one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. As the first writer given access to recently-discovered papers belonging to President Wilson’s daughter and personal physician, biographer A. Scott Berg shares his unique insight into the man behind the icon.
The February 11, 2013 program with Madeleine Albright and Carla Anne Robbins has been canceled. We are exploring possible dates to reschedule this event for the spring. Please stay tuned!
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In this unique conversation with Tom Brokaw, Robert M. Morgenthau tells the story of one remarkable man’s experience in World War II: his own. The grandson of the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey at the outbreak of World War I and the son of FDR’s Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Morgenthau began his own journey to prominence on the decks of naval destroyers. Join us for this frank and personal discussion with one of the city’s most indelible personalities.
How does the Constitution, an 18th-century document, relate to and dictate the laws of a 21st-century society? Through the analysis of past cases, including those concerning slavery, the Cherokee Indians, and detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Justice Stephen Breyer examines the Court’s arduous—and often turbulent—journey to establish its legitimacy as guardian of the Constitution. Having earned the public’s confidence, he expounds how the Court can continue promoting a workable democracy going forward.