George Washington Leadership Lecture

Drawing Lines, Dividing Democracy

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Live Webcast – Program Will Begin at 6:45 p.m. Eastern Time, 3:45 p.m. Pacific Time

Join the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington for the annual George Washington Leadership Lecture.

In George Washington’s Farewell Address in 1796, he warned of the inherent dangers that threatened to destroy the Union: regionalism, partisanship, and foreign entanglements. These issues have deep roots in our nation’s early years and remain critical today. This fall, our annual lecture will consider the adverse impacts of gerrymandering on the health and vitality of our nation and will feature a conversation with Congressman Alan Lowenthal and Professor David Sloane, followed by a discussion exploring gerrymandering issues and solutions.

Established through a generous gift by Maribeth Borthwick ’73, who also serves as the Vice Regent for California of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, this lecture series explores the Father of our country’s lifelong accomplishments, providing a better understanding of him as a person, as well as his remarkable leadership, professional achievements, and lasting legacy.

Featured Speakers

  • Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • John Avlon
  • Dr. Kevin Butterfield
  • Ann Compton
  • Sarah Couslon
  • David Daley
  • Professor David Sloane
  • USC Price Dean Jack Knott