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Center for Presidential History

Give to the CPH

When you give to the Center for Presidential History, you play a vital role in helping us advance understanding of the American presidency and American history.

Your giving supports programs such as:

  • Student scholarships for SMU-Normandy: The CPH is hosting a travel course about D-Day and Europe's liberation during World War II, including on-site exploration of London, Cambridge, Portsmouth, Normandy and Paris. For more information, click here.
  • Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars: Each summer, the Gilder Lehrman Institute offers academically rigorous Teacher Seminars for K–12 educators. These highly competitive one-week seminars are open exclusively to participants in the Institute’s free Affiliate School Program. For more information, click here.
    • CPH Director Jeffrey Engel is teaching a course called “Presidents at War” for the Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars. It will be held at SMU in June 2018.
  • Public Events and Conferences: The CPH regularly organizes and hosts a wide variety of lectures, conferences, and events, focused on broadening our understanding of presidential history and its potential for aiding ongoing contemporary debates for our nation’s future course. For a full list of our past events, click here.
  • Collective Memory Project: The CPH is enhancing the historical and archival record of various presidential administrations by filming and preserving interviews with members of these administrations. For more information, click here.
  • Faculty and Postdoctoral Research: Through postdoctoral fellowships, on-campus writing fellowships, and publishing volumes based on its own work, the CPH aims to be a hub for the most current and innovative research in presidential history.

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If you have any questions, we are eager to discuss our endeavors and your ideas for the CPH. Please contact the CPH Coordinator Ronna Spitz at rspitz@smu.edu or at 214-768-3210.