Thursday, February 2, 2017

Coffee and Conversation with Dr Brooks Simpson: Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt and the Invention of the Bully Pulpit
Speaker: Dr. Brooks Simpson, ASU Foundation Professor of History at Arizona State University

February 7  Free Event
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: AZ Heritage Center
1300 N College Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

The first in our “Coffee and Conversation” Series, Dr. Brooks Simpson will explore how Theodore Roosevelt employed presidential power and public opinion to prod a conservative Congress into action, transforming the nature of the presidency. President Roosevelt’s presidency and skillful use of the press coincided with technology advancements in film and sound recording. Join us for a fascinating discussion.
Admission to the event is free. Donations welcome. Coffee is provided.
Brooks D. Simpson, Ph.D., is ASU Foundation Professor of History at Arizona State University, where he is a member of the College of Letters and Science faculty as well as Honors Faculty at Barrett, The Honors College. He came to Arizona State University in 1990 from Wofford College. He received his BA in History and International Relations from the University of Virginia (1979), followed by his MA (1982) and PhD (1989) in History from the University of Wisconsin. Author of six books, co-author of two more, and editor or co-editor of five other book publications, he was a Fulbright Scholar (Leiden University, 1995). His area of expertise is nineteenth century United States history, especially the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction, as well as the American presidency.