Historian Joseph Loconte Leads Annual Licata Lecture on C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien

March 1, 2016  | 1 min read


Historian Joseph Loconte will lead the annual Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture at Wilburn Auditorium located on the Drescher Graduate Campus in Malibu on Wednesday, March 9, at 6 PM.

Loconte’s lecture, “Friendship, Faith, and War,” will focus on authors C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien and how their works changed the course of literature. In his talk, Loconte will reference his new book, A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War, to tell the incredible, true story of these two authors, and discuss how their works were shaped by war, faith, and friendship.

Loconte is an associate professor of history at The King’s College in New York City. The focus of his curriculum is on American foreign policy and Western civilization.

Copies of A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War will be available for purchase at the Drescher Graduate Campus bookstore. Dr. Loconte will be signing copies immediately following the lecture.

For more information, please contact Maurice Derrico at 310.506.7490.


The Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture Series was established through an endowment for the School of Public Policy by benefactors Charles and Rosemary Licata, the Licata Lecture Series unites students, alumni, and community leaders with leading academics and practitioners shaping policy matters in the new century.