Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life

COALITION SPEAKER SERIES, “Ranking the Presidents: Who were our best and worst?” Prof. Robert Watson


January 9, 2022    
10:00 am - 11:45 am

Now back by popular demand after his engaging lecture last year on “The Little -known Story of Alexander Hamilton and his Jewish Roots, Prof. Watson will explore the creation of the presidency by the “Framers” and the enormous challenges of the presidential office. Every individual who has assumed the title of president has left a mark, for good or ill, on American history. Professor Watson will offer an insider’s look and some stories behind the greatest (and failed) presidents. He will explain how the rankings are determined and describe the skills that were required and are frequently called upon.

Robert Watson serves as a distinguished Professor of American History, Avron Fogelman Eminent Research Professor and Director of Project Civitas at Lynn University and as Senior Fellow at the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship.  He is an award-winning author, professor, historian and analyst for a wide range of media.

A prolific writer, Professor Watson has published more than forty books on history and politics, five works of fiction, and 200 plus scholarly journal articles, book chapters and reference essays. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to the study of the Presidency, election commentary, community service, civic programs and efforts to combat anti-Semitism and incivility.

Join us for what is sure to be another enlightening speaker session!

With thanks to our generous Coalition sponsors, Gloria and Marty Greenstein.

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