Ike's Grandson to Speak at CCC as Part of Eisenhower Lecture Series
Grandson David Eisenhower will be among the scholars who will offer insight into the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower when Camden County College’s Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility presents a lecture series on the 34th president of the United States this spring.
“Dwight David Eisenhower: An American Presidency” will examine the challenges faced by the Eisenhower Administration, including the Civil Rights movement, suburbanization, Communism, arms control and the emergence of Third World nations. The lecturers will detail how actions taken during Eisenhower’s presidency influenced the nation and world during the mid-20th century and continue to affect both in the 21st century.
“This topic seemed timely as we enter an election year with recent administrations beset by incredible partisanship,” said Center director John Pesda. “A series on Eisenhower, a president whose success was facilitated by a spirit of bi-partisanship between the executive branch and Congress, will provide valuable historical insight.”
Each talk will begin at 7 p.m. in Civic Hall. This venue is located inside the Connector Building on CCC’s Blackwood Campus at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.
● March 7: “The Eisenhower Presidency: A Legacy of the War Years” with David Eisenhower, grandson of the president and author of Eisenhower at War, 1943–1945. This lecture is being funded by the Camden County College Foundation’s William J. Lyons Jr. Memorial Fund.
● March 21: “Dwight D. Eisenhower and American Grand Strategy” with Richard H. Immerman of Temple University, author of Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy and former assistant deputy director of National Intelligence.
● April 4: “More to Induce Than to Demand: Eisenhower and Congress” with Michael Birkner of Gettysburg College, author of Dwight D. Eisenhower: America’s 34th President.
● April 18: “Eisenhower’s Economic Policies: Their Origins and Impact” with William M. McClenahan Jr. of the University of Maryland, co-author of Eisenhower and the Cold War Economy.
● April 25: “Eisenhower’s Foreign Policy: Striking Balances” with Colin Dueck of George Mason University, author of Hard Line: The Republican Party and U.S. Foreign Policy Since World War II.
The series is free and open to the public and is recommended for area educators. Each talk will provide teachers with historical perspective for students of any age. New Jersey professional development credit is available.
For details or to attend, contact (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333, or CCLRregistrations@camdencc.edu.
Published: February 23, 2012