11/15-Richard Norton Smith Greatest Hits – Day 4

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November 12-15, 2006

Richard Norton Smith, award-winning presidential historian and former director of five presidential libraries, visited Grand Rapids as a Hauenstein Center Scholar in Residence. He delivered seven talks on American presidents from November 12-15.

Schedule of Events:

  • 11/12 Does Character Count?
  • 11/13 The Surprising George Washington
  • 11/13 The Fiery Trial of Abraham Lincoln
  • 11/14 The Gold in the Gilded Age
  • 11/14 Theodore Roosevelt and the Billy Pulpit
  • 11/15 Wilson and the Law of Unintended Consequences
  • 11/15 Roosevelt and Reagan: Eternal Optimists

Norton Smith was director of the Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum for more than five years from 1996-2001. His lively accounts of presidential and other history have made him a familiar face to viewers of C-SPAN, as well as The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. As founding director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, and before that as director of the Hoover, Eisenhower, Reagan and Ford libraries, Smith has introduced millions of visitors to a history rarely glimpsed in textbooks.

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Wilson and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Roosevelt and Reagan: Eternal Optimists

11/14-Richard Norton Smith Greatest Hits – Day 3

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November 12-15, 2006

Richard Norton Smith, award-winning presidential historian and former director of five presidential libraries, visited Grand Rapids as a Hauenstein Center Scholar in Residence. He delivered seven talks on American presidents from November 12-15.

Schedule of Events:

  • 11/12 Does Character Count?
  • 11/13 The Surprising George Washington
  • 11/13 The Fiery Trial of Abraham Lincoln
  • 11/14 The Gold in the Gilded Age
  • 11/14 Theodore Roosevelt and the Billy Pulpit
  • 11/15 Wilson and the Law of Unintended Consequences
  • 11/15 Roosevelt and Reagan: Eternal Optimists

Norton Smith was director of the Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum for more than five years from 1996-2001. His lively accounts of presidential and other history have made him a familiar face to viewers of C-SPAN, as well as The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. As founding director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, and before that as director of the Hoover, Eisenhower, Reagan and Ford libraries, Smith has introduced millions of visitors to a history rarely glimpsed in textbooks.

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The Gold in the Gilded Age

Theodore Roosevelt and the Billy Pulpit

11/13-Richard Norton Smith Greatest Hits – Day 2

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November 12-15, 2006

Richard Norton Smith, award-winning presidential historian and former director of five presidential libraries, visited Grand Rapids as a Hauenstein Center Scholar in Residence. He delivered seven talks on American presidents from November 12-15.

Schedule of Events:

  • 11/12 Does Character Count?
  • 11/13 The Surprising George Washington
  • 11/13 The Fiery Trial of Abraham Lincoln
  • 11/14 The Gold in the Gilded Age
  • 11/14 Theodore Roosevelt and the Billy Pulpit
  • 11/15 Wilson and the Law of Unintended Consequences
  • 11/15 Roosevelt and Reagan: Eternal Optimists

Norton Smith was director of the Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum for more than five years from 1996-2001. His lively accounts of presidential and other history have made him a familiar face to viewers of C-SPAN, as well as The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. As founding director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, and before that as director of the Hoover, Eisenhower, Reagan and Ford libraries, Smith has introduced millions of visitors to a history rarely glimpsed in textbooks.

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The Surprising George Washington

The Fiery Trial of Abraham Lincoln

11/12-Richard Norton Smith Greatest Hits – Day 1

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November 12-15, 2006

Richard Norton Smith, award-winning presidential historian and former director of five presidential libraries, visited Grand Rapids as a Hauenstein Center Scholar in Residence. He delivered seven talks on American presidents from November 12-15.

Schedule of Events:

  • 11/12 Does Character Count?
  • 11/13 The Surprising George Washington
  • 11/13 The Fiery Trial of Abraham Lincoln
  • 11/14 The Gold in the Gilded Age
  • 11/14 Theodore Roosevelt and the Billy Pulpit
  • 11/15 Wilson and the Law of Unintended Consequences
  • 11/15 Roosevelt and Reagan: Eternal Optimists

Norton Smith was director of the Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum for more than five years from 1996-2001. His lively accounts of presidential and other history have made him a familiar face to viewers of C-SPAN, as well as The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. As founding director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, and before that as director of the Hoover, Eisenhower, Reagan and Ford libraries, Smith has introduced millions of visitors to a history rarely glimpsed in textbooks.

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Does Character Count?

10/24-Henry Kissinger – Where Do We Go From Here?

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October 24, 2006

Henry Kissinger visited Grand Rapids and Grand Valley State University for an evening co-sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, and the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies.

http://hauensteincenter.org/where-do-we-go-from-here/

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10/3-Jefferson, Bush, and U.S. Wars in the Middle East

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October 3, 2006

Christopher Hitchens, one of the most highly-regarded political commentators in the U.S. today, spoke at an event co-sponsored by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.

His talk focused on Thomas Jefferson, primarily, but also George W. Bush and U.S. wars in the Middle East.

http://hauensteincenter.org/jefferson-bush-and-u-s-wars-in-the-middle-east/

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9/19-Who Is An American?

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September 19, 2006

Immigration continues to be a hot-button issue as our country marks the 5th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Experts from across the country, including Linda Chavez, Peter Brimelow and Bill Ong Hing, gathered at Grand Valley State University to discuss and debate American immigration. The Constitution Day celebration was sponsored by Grand Valleys Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, the Gerald R. Ford Library, Museum & Foundation, and the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.

Immigration is one of the most unsettled and potentially unsettling challenges facing Americans today, especially with important midterm elections around the corner, said Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. There are a lot of myths surrounding immigration, but with several world-class debaters participating, we hope to throw light on this contentious issue.

Schedule of events:
8:30-9:45 a.m.: Expert panel
10-11:15 a.m.: Immigrant voices panel
11:30-12:45 p.m.: Luncheon address, Kirkhof Center, room 215
1-2:15 p.m.: The debate
7:30 p.m.: Keynote address, Gerald R. Ford Museum

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Experts Panel

Immigrant Voices Panel

Luncheon Address

The Debate

Keynote Address




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8/16-Hamilton Lecture Series: The Man Who Made Modern America – Hank Meijer

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August 16, 2006

8/16 Keynote Address
Hank Meijer

Hank Meijer is co-chairman and CEO of Meijer, Inc., in Grand Rapids, which currently operates 170 stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. He joined the family retail business at the age of eleven as a bagger. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Meijer is a trustee of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, vice president of the Grand Rapids Area Council for the Humanities, and a board member of Fifth Third Bank, the Kettering Foundation, and the Food Marketing Institute.

http://hauensteincenter.org/alexander-hamilton-2/

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Hank Meijer




Hank Meijer – Gallery

8/1-Hamilton Lecture Series: The Man Who Made Modern America – Gleaves Whitney

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August 1, 2006

8/1 The Indespensible Aide: Alexander Hamilton
Speaker: Gleaves Whitney

Gleaves Whitney became director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University in 2003. During his tenure he has been the architect of more than 20 programs, including two national conferences covered by C-SPAN and one webcast live to more than 3,500 viewers in 18 countries. He has overseen tremendous growth of the Hauenstein Center’s website, premiered a popular web column called Ask Gleaves, and created a leadership academy for students and young professionals committed to public service.

http://hauensteincenter.org/alexander-hamilton-2/

7/25-Hamilton Lecture Series: The Man Who Made Modern America – James Bratt

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July 25, 2006

7/25 God, Politics, and Alexander Hamilton
Speaker: James D. Bratt

Dr. James Donald Bratt is professor of history at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a leading scholar on Calvinist theologian Abraham Kuyper. Dr. Bratt directs the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship and co-edits Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought. An alumnus of Calvin College, Dr. Bratt received his Ph.D. from Yale University after writing his dissertation entitled, Dutch Calvinism in Modern America. Dr. Bratt is author or editor of several books, including Antirevivalism in Antebellum America: A Collection of Religious Voices (2006); Abraham Kuyper: A Centennial Reader (1998); and Gathered at the River: Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Its People of Faith (1993).

http://hauensteincenter.org/alexander-hamilton-2/

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James Bratt


7/18-Hamilton Lecture Series: The Man Who Made Modern America – John Pinheiro

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July 18, 2006

7/18 The Roots of the Hamilton-Jefferson Feud
John Pinheiro

Dr. John Pinheiro, assistant professor of history at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Tennessee. While assistant editor of the Presidential Series of the Papers of George Washington at the University of Virginia, he co-edited volume 12 of that series. Dr. Pinheiro and his co-editor presented the volume to President Bush in an Oval Office ceremony in April 2005, only the third time since 1950 that a president has thus honored an individual documentary volume.

Dr. Pinheiro has published articles in several journals, written for the History News Service and appeared on NPR and C-SPAN. He currently is writing a book on civil-military relations during the Mexican War.

http://hauensteincenter.org/alexander-hamilton-2/

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John Pinheiro




Dr. John Pinheiro – Gallery

7/10-Hamilton Lecture Series: The Man Who Made Modern America – Jason Duncan

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July 10, 2006

7/10 Alexander Hamilton: The Life of a Revolutionary American
Speaker: Jason Duncan

After earning an M.A. in Russian Studies from Georgetown University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Iowa, Dr. Duncan took his talents to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1988 where he worked as a staffer for Rep. Tom Sawyer (D-OH) through 1991. In 2000, he served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention that nominated Al Gore. Dr. Duncan’s book, Citizens or Papists: The Politics of Anti-Catholicism in New York, 1685-1821, was published by Fordham University Press last year. Professor Duncan previously taught an emeritus class on Theodore Roosevelt at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

http://hauensteincenter.org/alexander-hamilton-2/

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Jason Duncan



Jason Duncan – Media Gallery

5/22-Intelligence Was My Line

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May 22, 2006

From Hippocrene Books: When Ralph Hauenstein became a reserve officer, he thought the skills he’d gained as a newspaperman might be useful. Indeed, he spent World War II gatherin information from sources as diverse as soldiers reluctantly reporting on one another and code books pulled from downed German planes. The story of Colonel Hauenstein’s war is also the story of the European Theater of U.S. Operations, the American command of Gerneral Dwight D. Eisenhower, who spun between ETOUSA and his international position at Allied headquarters, SHAEF, with dizzying speed. SHAEF dominates histories of the time; ETOUSA is comparatively little studied and understood, but as Hauenstein explains, it is a major factor in the Allied victory in Europe.

4/26-Laos: The Untold Story

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April 26, 2006

Jim Hodges visited Grand Rapids to talk publicly for the first time about his Vietnam War experience.

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