2017 Bennett Forum on the Presidency
Featuring Doris Kearns Goodwin and David Von Drehle
The Bennett Forum on the Presidency has grown to become Kansas City’s most anticipated politically-themed program. This year’s event will feature presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin in conversation with David Von Drehle of the Washington Post. Join us for an unforgettable conversation focused on the American presidency and leadership lessons from the White House.
DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN – Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of six critically-acclaimed and New York Times bestselling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. Goodwin is currently writing a new book focused on presidential leadership.
DAVID VON DREHLE – Columnist for the Washington Post, where he writes about national affairs and politics, and award-winning author of four books, the award-winning bestseller Triangle: The Fire That Changed America and Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year.
General Admission Tickets
General admission tickets are $10 and available here or by calling 816.235.6222 (box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
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The last time Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke at the Bennett Forum, tickets sold out with more than a week before the event. Please plan to buy your ticket well in advance or become a member today for the best access to tickets.
Past Bennett Forum Programs
Presidential Politics and the Future of America’s Democracy
David Von Drehle
Leadership Lessons from The White House
Doris Kearns Goodwin
An Evening with Bill Moyers
With Special Guest Bob Kerrey
American Presidents and their cabinets
William S. Cohen
David Von Drehle
Presidents, Congress and The Conflict of Power
Presidential Power abroad: Truman to Obama
Presidents at War: Korea to Afghanistan
Senator Evan Bayh
Presidential Leadership in Transformational Times
Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
The Media and The Presidency: Playing Politics
Presidential Power: How much is too much?