Lecture – Why George Washington’s Leadership is Still Important
June 27, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the American Revolution Institute for a special lecture and reception in Charleston, South Carolina. On the eve of Carolina Day, Dr. David L. Preston, Westvaco Professor of National Security Studies at the Citadel, discusses George Washington’s enduring relevance to South Carolina and the nation. The evening will begin with a reception at 5:45 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will last approximately one hour with time afterwards for questions.
Thank you to our partners for this event: The Charleston Museum, The Palmetto Society of Charleston, The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of South Carolina, South Carolina Historical Society, The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina and Washington Light Infantry.
About the Speaker
Professor Preston is the author of Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution (2015), which won the Gilder Lehrman Prize in Military History, and The Texture of Contact: European and Indian Settler Communities on the Frontiers of Iroquoia, 1667-1783 (2009). He earned a B.A. in history at Mary Washington University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from The College of William & Mary. He joined the faculty of The Citadel in 2003 and was awarded a full professorship in 2013. Dr. Preston lives in Charleston, S.C.