2009-10 Eisenhower Institute Speaker Series Videos

The 2009-10 Eisenhower Institute Speaker Series at Gettysburg College featured 2 prominent journalists. In October Howard Fineman, Newsweek magazine's senior Washington correspondent and columnist, senior editor and deputy bureau chief, delivered a lecture, "Obama: A Progress Report." Students who attended received a free copy of Fineman's latest book, The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates that Inspire and Define Our Country.

In April the series culminated with a campus visit and lecture by Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and senior correspondent for "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." Author of The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, she also moderated the Vice Presidential debates during the Presidential elections in 2004 and 2008. Ifill spoke on "Breaking Through: Why Politics Matters."

The Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College is a distinguished center for leadership and public policy based in Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg, honoring the legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Institute is a non partisan, non profit organization that develops and sponsors civic discourse on significant issues of domestic and international public policy.

The speaker series provides top-level dialogue among policy makers; past speakers have included:

  • Chris Matthews, host of Hardball with Chris Matthews
  • Christine Todd Whitman, Former New Jersey Governor and Former Administrator of the EPA 
  • Tom Ridge, Former Governor of Pennsylvania and Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Eisenhower-Khrushchev Symposium, A Conversation with Susan Eisenhower and Sergei Khrushchev commemorated the 50th anniversary of Nikita Khrushchev and Dwight Eisenhower's meeting in Gettysburg.


Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Mon, 21 Jun 2010

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