In honor of Constitution Day, the Honors Program presents the 2021 Frank Greene Lecture Series "Seeking Truth in the Public Square" by Jill Lepore, staff writer with The New Yorker and the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History and Affiliate Professor of Law at Harvard University.
Each year the Honors Program hosts a lecture in honor of Dr. Frank Greene, an art historian and former SFC professor who led the program for many years. These lectures follow the theme of the Honors Program's freshman honors seminar and feature a distinguished speaker on that topic. This year's theme is Seeking Truth in the Public Square. This year's event will happen in conjunction with Constitution Day, as well!
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History and Affiliate Professor of Law at Harvard University. She is also a staff writer at The New Yorker, and host of the podcast, The Last Archive. Her many books include, These Truths: A History of the United States (2018), an international bestseller, named one of Time magazine's top ten non-fiction books of the decade. A textbook edition will be published in August 2022. Her 2020 New Yorker pieces contemplated the pandemic year, including assays on loneliness, race riot commissions, policing, the census, the decline of democracy, living indoors, the literature of plagues, and burnout.
For more information, email Sara Rzeszutek, Ph.D., SFC Associate Professor of History. Register to receive the Zoom link for participation.