The Oregon Historical Society presents The 6th Annual Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum
Robert Dallek, author of the number-one national bestseller, "An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy 1917-1963," will headline the 6th Annual Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum, presented by the Oregon Historical Society. Dallek was the first historian given permission by the Kennedy Library to study the former president’s medical records, and he will discuss his findings in a lecture set for November 13, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in downtown Portland (1126 SW Park Avenue).
The Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum is a three-part fall lecture series, with a fourth lecture in February 2004 for Oregon Historical Society Members who subscribe to the series. The theme for the fall season is “The Presidency in a Time of Crisis.” All lectures in the series take place in the First Congregational Church starting at 7:30 p.m., and Senator Hatfield is the host and presenter for each event. Tickets and information are available by calling 503-306-5237.
Fred Greenstein, Director of Princeton University’s Program in Leadership Studies, opens the 2003 lecture series. Greenstein is an authority on the combined study of personality and politics, and his lecture on September 11 will focus on the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, and lessons of the cold war era for today.
Timothy Walch, Director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, is a recognized expert on the U.S. presidency, and the author of many books comparing and contrasting the chief executives. In his October 9 lecture, Dr. Walch will examine why Franklin Roosevelt was able to revive and inspire the country, and during a time of war, when Hoover could not.
Robert Dallek, appearing November 13, will present a talk based on his Kennedy research, and not a reading from his book.Dallek appears in Portland just prior to the fortieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.
OHS Members Lecture: All Oregon Historical Society (OHS) Members who subscribe to the Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum receive a complimentary ticket to a presentation by Rex Ziak on February 12, 2004. Ziak, a Lewis and Clark scholar and author of the book "In Full View," will discuss his research about the Corps of Discovery and their time in the Pacific Northwest. The lecture by Rex Ziak is only available to OHS Members. Lecture series subscribers may become a member of OHS when ordering tickets for the series.
Lecture tickets are sold as a full-series subscription. Oregon Historical Society Members receive a discount on series tickets at any level.
Please call 503-306-5237 for more information or to order by phone. Information and an order form are also available at our website.
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR 97205
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