Welcome, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kerns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin, world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will speak at SPU on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion on the Seattle Pacific University campus. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. (No tickets or reservations are required.)

She will talk about "When They Were Young" and reflect on presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt and their paths to leadership. After her talk, SPU Professor of History Michael Hamilton will host a Q&A session.

Goodwin has chronicled the lives of numerous U.S. presidents. She is frequently seen as a commentator on television networks NBC, MSNBC, CBS, FOX, and CNN, as well as “The Charlie Rose Show” and “Meet the Press.”

Her book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln was recently adapted by Steven Spielberg into the Academy Award-nominated film “Lincoln.”

Goodwin will be the keynote speaker for SPU’s annual Downtown Business Breakfast on April 8.

The public event is free and wheelchair accessible. Goodwin will sign copies of her books following the Q&A session. 

To request disability accommodation, contact 206-281-2272, TTY 206-281-2224, or dss@spu.edu.

Posted: Saturday, March 5, 2016