Golz Lecture: Jeremy Suri on Forty Years Since Watergate
- 11/14/2013 |
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
Event Type: Lecture
Jeremi Suri presents “Forty Years Since Watergate: How the Politics of the Early 1970s Continue to Shape Our Society” November 14
Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University's Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Professor Suri is the author of several books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. In September 2011 he published a new book on the past and future of nation-building: Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama.
Professor Suri's research and teaching have received numerous prizes. In 2007 Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the Arts and Sciences. His writings appear widely in blogs and print media, including The Huffington Post, The New York times, and the Boston Globe. Professor Suri is also a frequent public lecturer and guest on radio and television programs.
He writes on his website
: "My hope is that my work will reach a broad and diverse audience of citizens. Scholarship cannot substitute for real-lived experience, but I believe it can enhance our contemporary understanding of the choices we confront in the allocation of our resources, the structuring of our communities, and the judgment of merit.
In this framework, international, transnational, and global history should contribute to better thinking about current international, transnational, and global problems. I am a proponent of historical and political studies that are broad, compelling, creative, and, ultimately, useful. We should research with Monkish rigor, as we write (and lecture) with novelistic flair."