Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: John Quincy Adams Debate

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:30 pm

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: James Traub, Robert Kagan

Details: Generations of leaders from Abraham Lincoln to John F. Kennedy have been inspired by the political courage of one of our nation’s most complex presidents, John Quincy Adams. Author James Traub and historian Robert Kagan debate the legacy of America’s sixth president, a leader with steadfast moral principles that led paradoxically to both his political collapse and widespread veneration.

James Traub, the author of John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit, is a columnist and regular contributor at Foreign Policy and teaches foreign policy at New York University. Robert Kagan is a senior fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings.

Cost: $38 (Members $24)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.

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