Modern Presidency

  • Recap: “How Did We Get Here? A Conversation with Robert Dallek”

    Polarization is a major issue in American politics, but Robert Dallek is still optimistic. On October 1st, 2020, Dallek had an in-depth conversation around his most recent book “How Did We Get Here? From Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump.” Dallek was joined by Pell Center Executive Director Dr. Jim Ludes and Salve Regina University history professor and Pell Honors Program Director Dr. William Leeman. Dallek reminded us that there have … Read More

  • How Did We Get Here? A Conversation with Presidential Historian Robert Dallek, University of California, Los Angeles

    Join New York Times best-selling author and Bancroft Prize-winning historian Dr. Robert Dallek for a discussion about U.S. presidential politics past and present. Author of more than 15 books, Professor Dallek is the leading academic historian of the American presidency. In May 2020, HarperCollins published his most recent book, How Did We Get Here? From Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump. Dallek will be joined by Pell Center director, Dr. Jim … Read More

  • From Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump: Exploring the Modern Presidency With Robert Dallek

    Air Dates: August 10-16, 2020 The history of the American presidency is full of accomplishments and compromises, successes and failures.  Robert Dallek argues that the giants from both parties in the last 120 years draw a sharp contrast with the characteristics of the Trump presidency.  Robert Dallek is the author of several bestselling presidential histories, including “Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power; An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917–1963,” and … Read More