Winter Park Institute

Jon Meacham

Pulitzer Prize-winner, presidential historian and New York Times best-selling author.


(Rescheduled to 9/27) The Art of Leadership: Lessons from the American Presidency

Event Details

Due to Hurricane Irma, it has become necessary to reschedule the Jon Meacham presentation to September 27.

Your tickets will automatically transfer to September 27. If you wish to receive a refund, contact the Rollins Box Office, 407-646-2145, and please allow a ten-day period to make this adjustment.

One of America’s most prominent public intellectuals, Meacham displays his in-depth knowledge of politics, religion and current affairs.

Speaker Bio

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Presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review, Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A regular guest on Morning Joe, he is known as a skilled raconteur with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs. He understands how issues and events impact our lives and why historical context matters.

Meacham’s latest Presidential biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list in November 2015. His other national bestsellers, include Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Franklin and Winston, American Gospel, and American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009.

Named a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of the Society of American Historians, and chairs the National Advisory Board of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University. Meacham is a Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at the University of the South and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Vanderbilt.

He is currently at work on a biography of James and Dolley Madison.