Presidential Symposium: Amity Shlaes & David Davenport
A number of important speakers will visit the King’s campus for an event called “Six Presidents in 30 Hours: A Presidential Symposium.” The speakers include Harold Holzer on Abraham Lincoln, Evan Thomas on Richard Nixon, Charles Slack on John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Amity Shlaes on Calvin Coolidge, and David Davenport on Herbert Hoover. All events are free and open to the King’s community and the public.
Amity Shlaes, who will speak on Calvin Coolidge, is a Presidential Scholar at King’s and the author of four New York Times bestsellers (including Coolidge, a biography of the president). She chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, a national foundation based in the birthplace of President Coolidge. Ms. Shlaes is winner of the Hayek Prize and currently chairs the jury for the prize, sponsored by the Manhattan Institute. She has twice been a finalist for the Loeb Prize in commentary.
Davenport will speak on his new book about Herbert Hoover, The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry. Davenport is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He specializes in international law and treaties, constitutional federalism, and American politics and law. Davenport is a columnist for Forbes.com and delivers regular radio commentaries on the Salem Radio Network and Townhall.com (where he is a contributing editor). Davenport is the former president of Pepperdine University (1985–2000).
To register for Amity Shlaes: Coolidge and David Davenport: Hoover, RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/amity-shlaes-coolidge-david-davenport-hoover...
The full schedule for the Symposium is as follows: October 5, 12:00 PM- Harold Holzer on Abraham Lincoln, 6:00PM- Evan Thomas on Richard Nixon. October 6, 12:00 PM- Charles Slack on John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, 6:00 PM- Amity Shlaes on Calvin Coolidge and David Davenport on Herbert Hoover.