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Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century
March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
At a time when it is hard to imagine a politician putting country ahead of party, that’s the story Hendrik Meijer will share when discussing his new biography Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century. Meijer tells the story of Vandenberg’s career–which saw him shift from a rock-ribbed isolationist to a supporter of international organizations. He was a leading architect of the Marshall Plan, the United Nations and NATO, and demonstrated that true progress can be made if politicians are willing to work across the aisle and, while holding to their ideas, make compromises to get things done. Meijer has found Vandenberg a key figure who has lessons to offer for our own hyper-partisan era. A book signing will follow the presentation.
March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm