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Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Presidential Historian to be featured in an online streaming event: ‘A Conversation with Michael Beschloss’ This free event is sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Green Bay, Wis.) The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Weidner Center presents “A Conversation with Michael Beschloss.” Join us for a free online streaming event with event moderator Eric J. Morgan, UW-Green Bay Associate Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies and History, on Thursday, April 23 at 6 p.m.
The event, sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, is a free event and open to the public. Registration for the event is required and is available at thompsoncenter.wisc.edu and WeidnerCenter.com.
The New York Times has called Michael Beschloss “easily the most widely recognized Presidential historian in the United States.” The Charlotte Observer has said, “Michael Beschloss knows more about America’s Presidents than perhaps anyone on earth.” Michael is an award-winning historian, bestselling author of nine books and has been a New York Times contributing columnist. He is the NBC News Presidential Historian and a contributor to the PBS NewsHour.
“I’m proud to work with UW-Green Bay to put on another great event,” said Thompson Center Director Ryan Owens. “The people in Green Bay have been fantastic and come out in droves to our events. And the university always operates with pride and integrity. We look forward to working with them more in the future and continuing to put on top-notch events for people in the Green Bay area.”
Weidner Center’s Executive and Artistic Director Kelli Strickland stated, “We are so pleased that Tommy G. Thompson Center was game to partner with us in these unusual circumstances. Nothing will replace gathering together to share ideas, and we can’t wait to get back to it when the time is right. But in the meantime, we are glad to offer new ways to share the ‘virtual’ air with our nation’s big thinkers.”
Eric J. Morgan (Event Moderator) is an associate professor of Democracy and Justice Studies and History at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he teaches a variety of courses on modern U.S. and African history. His scholarship has been featured in, among other publications: Diplomatic History, the International Journal for the History of Sport; Peace & Change; Diplomacy & Statecraft; The History Teacher; Enterprise & Society; Passport: The SHAFR Review; The SHAFR Guide; and the Dictionary of African Biography. He also serves as the editor-in-chief of Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin’s Historical Review.
About The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership
The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership was established to provide a multi-disciplinary, non-partisan environment to study, discuss, and improve leadership. Students, faculty members, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders come together to share knowledge and learn about successful public leadership. We pledge to pursue leadership, to foster collegiality, and to be problem-solvers. For more information visit thompsoncenter.wisc.edu.
About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts opened on January 15, 1993 and is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-plus seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, call 920-465-2726 or 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.