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 helped advance 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 search of sorely needed wisdom for today and tomorrow.


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Ron Chernow on The life of Ulysses S. Grant  


Please be part of an extraordinary evening brought to you by the Center for the Study of Transformative Lives and the New York University Biography Seminar. Pulitzer Prize winning author Ron Chernow will discuss one of the most compelling of American generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant, and reexamine his importance to his times and to ours.  

The event will be held on Monday, November 6th, 2017, at 6 p.m., at New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life (Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor [between LaGuardia Place and Thompson Street]). Click HERE to rsvp.

In the Media: 

Tuesday, October 10th: Ron Chernow on The Leonard Lopate Show - Breaking Stereotypes About Ulysses S. Grant 

Sunday New York Times Book Review by former President Bill Clinton