Historians James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn To Speak on ‘The Three Roosevelts’ at UTD on April 23

Pulitzer Prize winning historian James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn, a professor of literature and the history of ideas at Williams College, will speak on “The Three Roosevelts” at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 23, in the Conference Center at The University of Texas at Dallas.

The appearances by Burns and Dunn are part of UTD’s Andrew R. Cecil Lectures.

Burns is a pioneer in the study of leadership and a senior scholar at the Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland. Author of more than a dozen books, Burns has devoted his professional life to the study of leadership in American political life. His most recent book, with Georgia Sorenson, is Dead Center: Clinton-Gore Leadership and the Perils of Moderation (Scribner, 1999). Soon to be published, with Susan Dunn, is The Three Roosevelts: Patrician Leaders Who Transformed America. Burns won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his biographies, Roosevelts: The Lion and the Fox (1956) and Roosevelts: The Soldier of Freedom (1970). His book, Leadership, published in 1978, is still considered the seminal work in the field of leadership studies. Burns received his doctorate in political science from Harvard, attended the London School of Economics and taught at Williams College before coming to the University of Maryland.

Susan Dunn is the author of The Deaths of Louis XVI: Regicide and the French Political Imagination and Sister Revolutions: French Lightning American Light.

The University of Texas at Dallas established The Andrew R. Cecil Lectures on Moral Values in a Free Society in 1979 to bring authorities from many fields to its campus each year. The program seeks to examine and share with faculty, students and the community the distinguished speakers’ ideas on topics of importance to society.

The lectures are free and open to the public.

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls approximately 6,500 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.

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