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Jeremi Suri presents "Can America be great again?" on Game Changers on March 28 at 6:30 PM

Wed, March 28, 2012 • 6:30 PM • KLRU Studio 6A, Jesse T. Jones Communication Building B, 6th floor

Prof. Jeremi Suri. Photo by Sasha Haagensen.

Prof. Jeremi Suri. Photo by Sasha Haagensen.

After the Second World War, American society benefited from unprecedented peace and pros- perity. What was key to this success? Americans were very strategic in their deployment of his- torical wisdom, drawing upon the experiences, institutions, and knowledge acquired in earlier decades to build our nation.

So far, Americans have not shown the same wisdom in the twenty-first century. Our society is suffering. The time
has come for Americans to reawaken their historical wisdom, analyz- ing the recent past to identify the key ideas and institutions that will allow our society to thrive once more. This lecture will examine our national history, and it will show how this history should empower citizens to reinvent American greatness again.

Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs and professorships in history and public policy. He is the author of five books on contemporary politics and foreign policy including Liberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama published in 2011. Suri’s research and teaching have received numerous prizes. In 2007 Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America’s “Top Young Innovators” in the Arts and Sciences. His writings appear widely in blogs and print media.

Visit Game Changers website for more information and to RSVP to the taping of this talk.

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