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Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program Presents

Thursday, March 29, 2018
FDR: The Last 100 Days, a Conversation with David Woolner
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 E 65th St, New York, New York 10065
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The first hundred days of FDR's presidency are justly famous, often viewed as a period of political action without equal in American history. Yet as historian David B. Woolner reveals, the last hundred might very well surpass them in drama and consequence.

Drawing on new evidence, Woolner shows how FDR called on every ounce of his diminishing energy to pursue what mattered most to him: the establishment of the United Nations, the reinvigoration of the New Deal, and the possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. We see a president shorn of the usual distractions of office, a man whose sense of personal responsibility for the American people bore heavily upon him. As Woolner argues, even in declining health FDR displayed remarkable political talent and foresight as he focused his energies on shaping the peace to come.

David B. Woolner is senior fellow and resident historian of the Roosevelt Institute, professor of history at Marist College, and senior fellow of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College.

This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, cosponsored and hosted by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College and supported by Foreign Affairs magazine. It is free and open to the public by RSVP.

For more information, call 845-758-6822, or e-mail rmeyer@bard.edu.

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 E 65th St, New York, New York 10065