Oct 4: D.C. Lecture Series- "Presidential Leadership in Polarized Times" | Pepperdine University | School of Public Policy

Oct 4: D.C. Lecture Series- "Presidential Leadership in Polarized Times"

September 27, 2016  | 2 min read

Join the Pepperdine School of Public Policy and The Trinity Forum for together for a book launch with historian Ronald C. White, for his momentous new biography of Ulysses S. Grant, American Ulysses. The Moral Sense in Politics & Policy Series will kick off the academic year on Tuesday, Octover 4, 2016, at 6:30 pm, at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

In his time, Ulysses S. Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the "Trinity of Great American Leaders." But the battlefield commander-turned-commander-in-chief fell out of favor in the twentieth century. In American Ulysses, Ronald C. White argues that we need to once more revise our estimates of him in the twenty-first.

In this historic presidential election year, join us for a provocative evening conversation to see in new ways why U.S. Grant should be considered not only one of America's great military leaders, but political leaders as well. General David Petraeus writes that American Ulysses is "certain to be recognized as the classic work on Ulysses S. Grant." And Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Jon Meacham adds, "Ronald C. White restores Ulysses S. Grant to the pantheon of great Americans."

What can Grant teach today's leaders about guiding a nation through a polarized era? Hear from White as he connects seven years of research to today's events in a terrific discussion.

About the "Moral Sense in Politics & Policy" Speakers Series: For the past four years, the Pepperdine School of Public Policy (SPP) has collaborated with Washington, D.C.'s The Trinity Forum in hosting twice-annual speaking events that look at the intersection of virtue and public policy. The phrase, "moral sense" is borrowed from one of SPP's founders - the late Dr. James Q. Wilson - who felt that effective public leadership demanded a more humanistic approach based in a rigorous liberal arts education.

This event is free ($20 otherwise) to Pepperdine alums and supporters. Please register through Melissa Espinoza.