9th Annual Presidential Symposium

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Sunday January 21

2:00 PM  –  4:30 PM


Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt: LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Conversation
Leadership in Crisis: The Parallel Legacies of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D Roosevelt.   

Join Harold Holzer and Craig L. Symonds for a historical conversation exploring crucial parallels, distinct differences, and above all timeless leadership lessons from Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt.  

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Reception 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
The Law at War: Military Justice and Justice in The Civil War and World War II.

PANELISTS: Dr. Craig Symonds, Lincoln Prize-winning Civil War naval historian who taught at the U.S. Naval Academy for 30 years. His most current research involves substantial research on World War II. Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs, professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Social Sciences at Florida Memorial University. Harold Holzer, Jonathan F. Fanton Director, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Lincoln Prize winning historian, and recipient of the National Humanities Medal.

MODERATOR: Chief Justice Frank J. Williams, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, a notable Abraham Lincoln scholar and author, and founding Chairman of the Lincoln Forum.



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