The Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Endowment opened a new lecture series on presidential politics in May with a presentation by Richard Reeves, former chief political correspondent for The New York Times. Reeves's speech, titled "Presidential Leadership: Presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan," was the first of four slated for the series.
Presidential historian Robert Dallek continues the series in July with a lecture on "John F. Kennedy: A Reassessment." Dallek's work includes a two-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson, Lone Star Rising and Flawed Giant, as well as the 2003 New York Times bestseller An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917–1963. A professor of history at Boston University, Dallek will also teach an undergraduate course at Dartmouth during his term as a Montgomery Fellow.
Russell Baker, a former columnist for The New York Times, will be the speaker for the fall presentation on October 13. He will be followed on November 9 by Dartmouth graduate and former trustee David Shribman '76, who will offer a post-election analysis. Shribman is the executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- By Shiori Okazaki '04
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Last Updated: 5/30/08