Lecture     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

H.W. Brands

Series tickets go on sale September 25, 2018! / Individual tickets will be available January 2, 2019.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
7PM – 8:30PM

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205
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Event Type: LectureAudience(s): Family-friendly, TeachersLocation: Portland

Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster

Henry William Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across the American West, and earned graduate degrees in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas.

He taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History. He teaches history and writing to graduate students and undergraduates. 

He writes on American history and politics, with books including Heirs of the Founders (to be published in November 2018), The General vs. the President, Reagan, The Man Who Saved the Union, The Age of Gold, and TR. Several of his books have been bestsellers; two, Traitor to His Class and The First American, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

He lectures frequently on historical and current events and can be seen and heard on national and international television and radio. His writings have been translated into Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Czech, Dutch, Danish and Ukrainian.

For the past six years he has been writing a history of the United States in haiku form and publishing it on Twitter (@hwbrands). He's getting close to the present, but the present keeps moving. So he keeps writing.
Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible


Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster

About the Series

For over 20 years, the Oregon Historical Society has presented the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series, bringing together the nation’s top scholars and award-winning authors for thought-provoking evenings of history.

NEW VENUE! Please note the Hatfield Lecture Series will move to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for the 2019 season. All lectures begin at 7pm.

 

2019 Series Speakers 

 

Mitch Landrieu

Mitch Landrieu


In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

Mitch Landrieu served as mayor of New Orleans from 2010-2018. During his second term, he gained national prominence for advocating and overseeing the removal of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans, a historical and powerful decision that earned him the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. In his New York Times bestselling book, In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, Landrieu recounts his personal journey on race and tackles the broader history of slavery, race relations, and institutional inequalities that still plague America.

H.W. Brands

H.W. Brands


Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster

Henry William Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across the American West, and earned graduate degrees in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. He taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History. He teaches history and writing to graduate students and undergraduates. He writes on American history and politics, with books including Heirs of the Founders, The General vs. the President, Reagan, The Man Who Saved the Union, The Age of Gold, and TR.

Liza Mundy

Liza Mundy


Code Girls: The Untold Stories of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Liza Mundy is an award-winning reporter and New York Times bestselling author of several books, including Michelle, a biography of First Lady Michelle Obama. Her most recent work, Code Girls, tells the story of how more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. Running early IBM computers and poring over reams of encrypted enemy messages, they worked tirelessly in a pair of makeshift code-breaking centers. A former longtime reporter for the Washington Post, she is currently director of the work and family program at the New America Foundation and is also a contributing editor at Politico Magazine.

Michael Beschloss

Michael Beschloss


Presidents of War

Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian, bestselling author of nine books, and has been a New York Times contributing columnist. He is the NBC News Presidential Historian and a contributor to the PBS NewsHour. His forthcoming book, Presidents of War, tells the epic story of all of the American Presidents who have waged our major wars. It took him ten years to write and research, and historian Jon Meacham says it is “a landmark book about power, leadership, and human nature itself.” He is an alumnus of Andover and Williams College and the Harvard Business School, where he studied leadership in both the private and public sectors.

Tickets and Pricing

Series tickets go on sale September 25, 2018!

Individual tickets available January 2, 2019.

MEMBERS: Exclusive presale begins September 18, 2018! Stay tuned for an email containing details on how to access the presale.

Level

Series

Member
Series

Individual
Lecture

Member
Individual
Lecture

Patron
includes access to exclusive post-lecture receptions with speakers

$300

$270

$80

$70

Reserved

$175

$150

$50

$45

General Admission

$90

$80

$30

$25

Tickets can be purchased online at portland5.com, by phone at 800.273.1530, and in person at the Portland'5 Box Office and all TicketsWest locations.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! (PDF)

Interested in sponsoring Doris Kearns Goodwin and the 2019 Hatfield Lecture Series? Contact Molly Cochran at molly.cochran@ohs.org or 503-306-5237.

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