David Kennedy: Conference to honor historian, who is retiring

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David Kennedy, the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, is retiring in July, and Stanford is honoring him with a March 7-8 conference titled "Reflections on the American Condition: A Celebration of the Career of David M. Kennedy."

Bruce Schulman of Boston University will deliver the keynote address, "David Kennedy and the Meaning of America." Kennedy's former doctoral students from around the United States will be speaking at the five conference panels.

Kennedy has taught courses in 20th-century U.S. history, American political and social thought, American foreign policy, American literature and the comparative development of democracy in Europe and America.

He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for his book Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945. He was a Pulitzer finalist in 1981 for Over Here: The First World War and American Society.

All panel sessions will be held in the Cypress Lounge of Tresidder Memorial Union. All sessions are free and open to the public.

The program schedule is online at http://history.stanford.edu.
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