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Hail to the Chief

The Presidency and American Character

Sponsored by the History Department at William Woods University in Fulton, MO, the three-part “Hail to the Chief” lecture series will explore the historical relationship between American presidents and American character from the founding through the Kennedy administration. The series kicks off on January 20 at noon, with William Woods Assistant Professor of History Craig Bruce Smith’s January 20 lecture on “George Washington and Ethical Leadership,” which will be followed by Kinder Institute Chair in Constitutional Democracy Jay Sexton’s January 30 lecture, “Abraham Lincoln in the World” (4:00 PM), and University of Missouri Professor of History and Kinder Institute Faculty Advisory Council Member Steve Watts’ February 13 lecture, “JFK and the Masculine Mystique” (noon). More information about the series, which is free and open to the public, can be found here.