2019 Leon Panetta Lecture Series: What Was The Hope Of Our Forefathers? Has It Worked?

May 24, 2019

The Panetta Institute held the final lecture in the 2019 Leon Panetta Lecture Series season on Monday, May 27, 2019.  

This year’s series focused on the theme Checks and Balances – Will Our Democracy Survive?  This Memorial Day, the program concluded with a look toward our republic’s history and in-depth discussion with two of the nation’s most celebrated presidential scholars.

Secretary Panetta spoke with Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University and CNN Commentator; and Annette Gordon-Reed, American Historian and Law Professor of American Legal History at Harvard University. Gordon-Reed was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for history in 2009.

The event aired live on 90.3 KAZU.