Who was the MVP of America’s founding? What does America look like at the end of a major war and how could such insight impact current debates on war?

The University of Louisville’s McConnell Center will discuss these questions in a series of free, public talks this fall in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium. All talks are from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Topics, speakers and dates are:

·        “A Constitution Day Debate: Who was the MVP of the American Founding: James Madison or John Adams?,” David Konig, history and law professor, Washington University in St. Louis, and R.B. Bernstein, law professor, New York Law School, Sept. 18

·        “150 Years Later: America at the End of the Civil War,” Lorien Foote, history professor, Texas A&M University, Oct. 8

·        “200 Years Later: America at the End of the War of 1812,” William Campbell, history professor, University of Memphis, Oct. 20

·        “40 Years Later: America at the End of the Vietnam War,” Josiah Bunting, author and retired superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute, Nov. 5

The non-partisan McConnell Center, created at UofL in 1991, prepares Kentucky’s top college students to become leaders and offers civic education for teachers, students and the public.


For more, contact GlyptusAnn Grider Jones at 502-852-4579 or see McConnellCenter.org

Matt Lambert
Matt has served in multiple communications and marketing roles since joining UofL in 2012 and is currently a communications specialist in charge of national media outreach for research and academics. He came to UofL following a successful tenure as the Associate Director of Public Affairs and External Relations at Loyola University New Orleans. In his 20-plus year career in communications, Matt has worked as an award-winning journalist, owned his own political consulting firm and served as a communications director in the U.S. Congress. He is not only employed by UofL, but also a recent graduate, earning his MBA from the College of Business in May 2016.