The Center for Presidential History (CPH) at Southern Methodist University is dedicated to exploring and disseminating the history of the American presidency by sponsoring cutting-edge research on the presidency, delivering the fruits of that research in published academic and public forums, and by simultaneously adding to the rich archival record of the presidency through a wide-ranging Collective Memory Project. Learn more.
September 10, 2013
"A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation"
Featuring: Dr. Catherine Allgor, Nadine and Robert A Skotheim Director of Education at the Huntington Library, and Professor of History at the University of California at Riverside
September 26, 2013
"Faith, the White House, and the Public Square: A Conversation with the Former Directors of the Office of Faith-Based Programs"
A conversation about the relationship between the White House and faith-based social programs specifically, and between church and state broadly, featuring the former leaders and directors of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, established by President George W. Bush in 2001 and continued under President Barack Obama.
Featuring: John DiIulio, Jim Towey, Jay Hein, and Joshua DuBois
October 21, 2013
"Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover's Secret History of the Second World War and its Aftermath
Featuring: Dr. George Nash, author of The Life of Herbert Hoover and The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America
November 7, 2013
"The Four Freedoms: FDR's Legacy of Liberty for the United States and the World"
An exploration of the diplomatic and human-rights legacy of FDR’s famous 1941 State of the Union address
Featuring: Drs. Frank Costigliola (UConn), Linda Eads (SMU), Jeffrey Engel (SMU), Matthew Jones (Nottingham), William Hitchcock (Virginia), and Tisa Wenger (Yale).
December 5, 2013
"George Washington and the Problem of Slavery"
Featuring: Dr. Edward Countryman, University Distinguished Professor at Southern Methodist University