Tag Archives: Center for Presidential History

‘When Life Strikes the White House’: SMU symposium examines effects of personal crises on U.S. presidencies

SMU continues its schedule of events observing the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination with a symposium exploring the effects of personal crises on a presidential administration. Experts from SMU and around the nation will participate in “When Life Strikes … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Dec. 4, 2013

Creative Musings: On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Meadows Museum invites you to ”Creative Musings”: a discussion of different pieces in the Virginia Meadows Galleries that have an emphasis on the creative process and the materials used to execute them. The … Continue reading

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SMU hosts discussion on the White House and faith-based initiatives

SMU’s Center for Presidential History will host a symposium exploring the importance of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships as part of the 21st-century presidency and its implications for church-state relations. Every current and former director of the Office – John … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Mar. 5, 2013

Coolidge: Author and Director of the George W. Bush Institute’s 4% Growth Project Amity Shlaes will be on the Hilltop Wednesday, Mar. 6 to give a lecture entitled The President Who Said No: Debt, Temperament, and Calvin Coolidge’s Lessons for Today. The lecture will focus … Continue reading

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SMU & Sixth Floor Museum explore role of politics in history

Three preeminent scholars of American history, including an SMU professor, will use Presidents Day and the upcoming 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination as a springboard for examining the changing nature of memory. Presidential historian Jeffrey Engel, director of … Continue reading

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