TALK: George C. Marshall: American Leader for All Seasons

Lt. General (ret.) Josiah Bunting III will discuss the leadership lessons and lasting legacy of George C. Marshall, the first American to be elevated to five-star general of the army.
When Oct 28, 2013
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville
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Contact Phone 502-852-8811
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Sixty years ago, U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall received the Nobel Peace Prize for his post-World War II work and his economic support plan to help rebuild European countries. An American military leader, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, U.S. Secretary of State and the third Secretary of Defense, Marshall is the only U.S. Army General to receive the prize.

In this free, public lecture, Lt. Gen. (ret.) Josiah Bunting III, president of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, will discuss Marshall's leadership through national turmoil and his enduring legacy.

This discussion marks the third of four events in the McConnell Center's 2013 "Milestones of the 20th Century: Democracy in America" public lecture series.

About the Lecturer

Josiah Bunting, III, is a noted scholar, educator, military officer, college president, and author and speaker on education and Western culture. Bunting attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and served in the US Army in the 82nd Airborne Division, in Vietnam and at the Military Academy at West Point, where he taught British history. Bunting has previously served as a director of the National Endowment for the Humanities (2004-2009), president of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's National Civic Literacy Board; and as president of the Lehrman American Studies Center. Since 1986, Bunting has served as director of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and as its president since 2004. He is currently writing a biography of George C. Marshall.

Event Location

The event will be held in Chao Auditorium, located on the lower level of the University of Louisville's Ekstrom Library (link includes parking information).

About the McConnell Center

The non-partisan McConnell Center offers this event to the public free of charge. The Center's public lecture series was established to assist Kentucky citizens to develop a better understanding of the American Constitution and American history and to encourage open and free discussion of perennial concerns that inform contemporary politics.