May 1: Professor & Journalist David Greenberg to Discuss 2020 Election & American Democracy

Lawrenceville will welcome political commentator, professor, author, and journalist David Greenberg to campus on May 1, 7:00 p.m., in the Bunn Library. Greenberg will discuss “The Turning Point: The Consequences of the 2020 Presidential Election for American Democracy.” All are welcome to attend this free lecture. This talk is sponsored by the Lawrenceville Political Action Club.
Greenberg is a professor of History and of Journalism & Media Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., and a frequent commentator in the national news media on contemporary politics and public affairs. Greenberg, who specializes in American political and cultural history, has also authored numerous books, including “Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency,” which examines the rise of the White House spin machine from the Progressive Era to the present day and the debates that Americans have waged over its implications for democracy.
Greenberg’s first book, “Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image” won the Washington Monthly Annual Political Book Award, the American Journalism History Award, and Columbia University’s Bancroft Dissertation Award. “Calvin Coolidge,” a biography for the American Presidents Series, was published in December 2006 and appeared on the Washington Post’s list of best books of 2007. “Presidential Doodles” as widely reviewed and featured on CNN, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and CBS’s “Sunday Morning.”
Formerly a full-time journalist, Greenberg is now a contributing editor to Politico Magazine, where he writes a regular column. He previously served as managing editor and acting editor of The New Republic. His awards and honors include the Hiett Prize in 2008, given each year to a single junior scholar in the humanities whose work has had a public influence; a fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; and the Rutgers University Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence. Greenberg graduated from Yale, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and earned his Ph.D. from Columbia.
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