THE MISSION OF THE CENTER
The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives exists to inspire young persons and public audiences through the study of individuals who have made a difference in the world—persons of conscience, creativity, courage, and compassion who have advanced human rights, equality, and personal and societal flourishing. Through teaching, research, and public programming the Center serves as a place to study and honor exemplars from past and present in their context in search of sorely needed wisdom for today and tomorrow.
NEXT UPCOMING EVENT:
March 5, 2019
THE IMPROBABLE WENDELL WILLKIE
The Center is excited to welcome back two-time Pulitzer Prize winning biographer David Levering Lewis to explore the surprising portrait of Wendell Willkie, the businessman–turned–presidential candidate “who (almost) saved America’s dysfunctional political system.” The author of .a two volume life of W.E.B. DuBois, and also of celebrated works about Martin Luther King, Jr., the Harlem Renaissance, and the Dreyfus Affair, David will offer an insightful exploration into the fascinating life of Wendell Willkie, to be followed by an engaging discussion and Q&A.