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2011-2012 History Series

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John P. Kaminski


Philip Freeman


Jeremi Suri

The Great Virginia Triumvirate: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison
in the Eyes of Their Contemporaries
John P. Kaminski
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Salisbury House is pleased to announce the next History Series speaker will be John P. Kaminski, founder and director of the Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He will be discussing his recent book, (Italics) The Great Virginia Triumvirate: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison in the Eyes of Their Contemporaries (End Italics). The History Series is possible through the generous support of Harry Bookey and Pamela Bass-Bookey, and Fred and Charlotte Hubbell.



Alexander the Great
Philip Freeman, Luther College
Thursday, April 5, 7:00 pm

Philip Freeman, the Luther College Orlando W. Qualley Chair of Classical Languages, is the author of numerous books, including Alexander the Great,  Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths, and, most recently, How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians. He will be discussing his work on Alexander the Great.

He holds the master of arts degree in classics from the University of Texas, the master of arts degree in language and literatures and the first joint doctoral degree in classical philology and Celtic languages from Harvard University.

Jeremi Suri, University of Texas at Austin
Thursday, May 10, 7 pm

We’ll provide additional information on his program in early April.

Jeremi Suri is the Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History, and Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of five books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. His most recent work is Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama. Professor Suri's research and teaching have received numerous prizes.

In 2007 Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the Arts and Sciences. His writings appear widely in blogs and print media. Professor Suri is also a frequent public lecturer and guest on radio and television programs.


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