Editor’s note: This release was updated April 26, 2018 to reflect a location change.

University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies announces speakers for the annual Marshall Center Lecture Series. The series hosts discussions of leadership and politics from diverse intellectual perspectives. 

All lectures will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room unless otherwise noted. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required and opens three weeks prior to each event.

The series kicks off on Sept. 29 with Jean Yarbrough, Gary M. Pendy Professor of Social Sciences, Bowdoin College. She will present “Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition” in Jepson Hall, Room 118. Registration for this event is currently open. 

On Oct. 25, Gordon S. Wood will present “Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.” Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. This lecture will be held in the Carole Weinstein International Center Commons.

Thomas Merrill, interim department chair, School of Public Affairs/Government, American University, presents “Hume’s Machiavellian Case for Commerce” on Nov. 10.

The final lecture for the fall semester takes place Dec. 1 with Eugene P. Trani, president emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University. He will present “Woodrow Wilson and the Origins of the Cold War: 100 Years Later and Still Relevant” in Jepson Hall, Room 118.

The series resumes in 2018 with David Nichols, associate professor of political science, Baylor University, presenting “A Populist Presidency?” on Apr. 6 in Jepson Hall, Room 118.

The final event of the series is May 17 with Michael P. Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame. He will present “Abraham Lincoln: A Model of Democratic Leadership?” in Jepson Hall, Room 118.

To register for events or for more information, visit jepson.richmond.edu/marshall/lecture-series or call (804) 287-6522. 

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