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Dr. John B. Edmunds, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series

The Dr. John B. Edmunds Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series is dedicated to bringing significant scholars in history, political science, philosophy and religion to the University of South Carolina Upstate and the Upstate community. Sponsored by the Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy and American Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate, the series features an address by distinguished scholar each spring. 

The Dr. John B. Edmunds, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series presents
Pulitzer Prize-winner Jon Meacham

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“The Art of Leadership: Lessons from the American Presidency”

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
USC Upstate Campus
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC
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5:30-6:45 p.m. Reception & Book Signing
Humanities & Performing Arts Center Courtyard

7-8:15 p.m. Presentation
Humanities & Performing Arts Center Theatre
free for students (reservations required)

$30 for reception, book signing and presentation
Free for faculty, staff and retirees (reservations required)

Handicapped seating is available but is limited. Please advise during reservation.

Reservations are required either online or by calling (864) 503-5235.

Jon Meacham is the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning American Lion and an executive editor at Random House, where he also runs The Conversation Online, a site devoted to current affairs and relevant books. Meacham is also an editor-at-large of WNET Public Media, New York’s PBS station, and the former editor of Newsweek. His most recent book, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, was published in November 2012.

This event is in collaboration with the Johnson College Excellence in Innovation Series.

Special thanks is given to the Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy, American Studies and Religion and the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics.

Evening sponsors include J M Smith, Wells Fargo, Budweiser of Spartanburg, Contec and McMillan Pazdan Smith.

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Dr. Robert McCormick
History Department Chair
Phone: 864-503-5723

College of Arts and Sciences
800 University Way
CASB 114
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5700
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