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Presidents at War

Complete video at: Historians David Kennedy and Joan Hoff discuss historical attitudes of U.S. Presidents during wartime. ----- "Conversations on Presidential Leadership: The President at War" with Tom Brokaw, David M. Kennedy, and Joan Hoff. The Aspen Institute and the Roosevelt House Institute for Public Policy at Hunter College are proud to present a new discussion series during the 2008 election season. "Conversations on Presidential Leadership" will inject into the campaign season the Institute's brand of thoughtful, informed, nonpartisan dialogue among some of the nation's most respected historians and contemporary observers of the presidency. - Aspen Institute David M. Kennedy, Ph. D. is the recipient of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in History for his book Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War 1929-1945, the latest addition to the award-winning Oxford History of the United States series. The Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University, he lectures on a wide variety of topics drawn from American history, about issues in higher education, and current events, both domestic and international, where he can bring some historical perspective to bear. Joan Hoff is a Research Professor of History in the Department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University. She is a specialist in twentieth-century American foreign policy and politics and in the legal status of American women. She was executive secretary of the Organization of American Historians from 1981 to 1989. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, includig the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians' Article Prize and the Stuart L. Bernath Prize for the best book on American diplomacy. She is the author of several books including Law, Gender, and Injustice: A Legal History of U.S. Women and Herbert Hoover: Forgotten Progressive. Her latest book is A Faustian Foreign Policy from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush: Dreams of Perfectability.
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