Published On: Tue, Jan 19th, 2021

FAU Presents ‘Democracy Going Forward: The State of the American Presidency’

David Gergen

Boca Raton, FL – Florida Atlantic University’s Department of History presents the 2021 Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency with David Gergen, CNN’s senior political analyst. The virtual lecture “Democracy Going Forward: The State of the American Presidency” will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. Tickets for the general public are $15. FAU faculty, staff and student tickets are free, and members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Society also can receive a discount. To register, visit

In addition to his role at CNN, Gergen has been a professor of public service and founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School for more than a decade. He also has served as a White House adviser to U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. He wrote about those experiences in his New York Times’ bestseller “Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton” (Simon & Schuster, 2001).

This webinar will be hosted online through Zoom. A link to the live stream will be sent to patrons the day before the lecture. The lecture also will be available for 30 days after air date. For additional information, call 561-297-6124.

About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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