Event — Benjamin Franklin House, London

2016 US Benjamin Franklin House Robert H. Smith Lecture in American Democracy – Benjamin Franklin: American Democracy and Innovation

Where: New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY, United States

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 6.30 pm

Details: How did one of America’s most inventive and dynamic founders influence the development of American democracy? Best-selling author Walter Isaacson discusses how in his pursuit of innovation Benjamin Franklin shaped American national character and left an enduring Enlightenment-era legacy. Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, is the author of several best-selling biographies, including Benjamin Franklin: An American Life.

Cost: $44/$32 for N-YHS members and House Friends

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