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2016 Program

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 12:30 PM

W12:30A Keynote Lunch

Grand Ballroom

In this historic presidential campaign year, Pulitzer Prize-winner and presidential historian Jon Meacham will provide Expo’s keynote lunch address on the topic of The Art of Leadership: Lessons from the American Presidency. A contributing editor at TIME and former editor of Newsweek, Meacham is also the author of a number of books on politics and the personalities who shape it, including such bestsellers as: Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush; Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power; Franklin and Winston; and, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.
In addition to his ground-breaking work as a journalist and writer, Meacham was named a “Global Leader of Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum; is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a fellow of the Society of American Historians; and chairs the National Advisory Board of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University.
Meacham’s lunchtime presentation at Expo – non-partisan in content and tone – will range from Jefferson’s pragmatism and JFK’s capacity to recover from his own mistakes to the management of conflicting egos as shown by Reagan and FDR and how George HW Bush dealt with the end of his Presidency.


Jon Meacham, Author, Presidential Historian, and Contributing Editor, TIME