John E. McGinty Lecture in History

  • How Did We Get Here? A Conversation with Presidential Historian Robert Dallek, University of California, Los Angeles

    Join New York Times best-selling author and Bancroft Prize-winning historian Dr. Robert Dallek for a discussion about U.S. presidential politics past and present. Author of more than 15 books, Professor Dallek is the leading academic historian of the American presidency. In May 2020, HarperCollins published his most recent book, How Did We Get Here? From Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump. Dallek will be joined by Pell Center director, Dr. Jim … Read More

  • John E. McGinty Lecture in History – Gorbachev: His Life and Times

    The Rise and Fall of Mikhail Gorbachev—and Their Lessons for the Putin Era Taubman won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for Khrushchev: The Man and His Era (W.W. Norton, 2003). He will be speaking about his 2017 book, Gorbachev: His Life and Times (Simon & Schuster), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, receiving many positive reviews; including from Strobe Talbott in the New York Review of Books, … Read More