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Baskes Lecture in History | Doris Kearns Goodwin: Leadership in Turbulent Times

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Members only–$41 (Includes a copy of book). This program is now wait list only. To be added to the wait list, please call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

The Village has secured a block of seats for this sure-to-sell-out event. Your ticket purchase includes reserved seating, and a copy of the book. Doris Kearns Goodwin’s interest in leadership began more than half a century ago as a professor at Harvard. Her experiences working for LBJ in the White House eventually led to her bestselling Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, followed by five widely acclaimed biographies and honors including a Pulitzer Prize, Lincoln Prize, and a Carnegie Medal. In Leadership in Turbulent Times, Goodwin interrogates five decades of her own research as a presidential historian, and offers an illuminating “digest” of the ways in which leadership seems to develop and be exercised. Join Goodwin, in conversation with CHF Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director Alison Cuddy, as they attempt to put our current moment into context, and investigate the larger question of moral purpose as a common guide among great leaders. This annual lecture recognizes a generous multiyear contribution to the Chicago Humanities Festival by Julie and Roger Baskes. Proceeds from ticket sales of this event will benefit the Chicago Humanities Festival.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Francis W. Parker School, Diane and David B. Heller Auditorium
2233 N. Clark Street
Chicago, 60614 United States
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