Senator Arthur Vandenberg and the Lost Art of Bipartisan Statesmanship

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM

GVSU Loosemore Auditorium
(located in Building E of the DeVos Center)
301 W. Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

The Hauenstein Center teams up with the National Endowment for the Humanities and World Affairs Councils of America to present a national forum on Michigan’s most famous senator, Arthur Vandenberg. The Grand Rapids native was a principled Republican who knew how to work with leading Democrats – including Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman – to forge a bipartisan foreign policy in the 1940s and 1950s. Renown historians Richard Norton Smith, H. W. Brands, Kiron Skinner and others will join with Vandenberg biographer Hank Meijer to explore the lessons of Vandenberg’s statesmanship for our times. The event is open to public in West Michigan, and will also be webstreamed live to some 100 World Affairs Councils around the U.S.

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