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Silicon Valley

Doris Kearns Goodwin: Leadership in Turbulent Times

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Are leaders born or made? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin draws upon her research of four U.S. presidents—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson—to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized by others as leaders.

Goodwin explains how no common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Set apart in background, abilities and temperament, these four men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships.


Goodwin photo by Annie Leibovitz

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October 2, 2018

Mayer Theatre
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, 95053
United States

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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Professor, Harvard University; Author, Leadership in Turbulent Times; Twitter @DorisKGoodwin

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In Conversation with Barbara Marshman

Former Editorial Pages Editor, Mercury News