2023-01-25 23:51:00

Doris Kearns Goodwin Returns to Speak at Westmont College President's Breakfast

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World-Renowned Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Speaks at the 18th Annual Event March 10 in Santa Barbara

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak at the 18th annual Westmont College President's Breakfast on March 10 in Santa Barbara (Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz)
Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak at the 18th annual Westmont College President's Breakfast on March 10 in Santa Barbara (Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz)

Santa Barbara, California, Jan. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Doris Kearns Goodwin, world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, speaks at the 18th annual Westmont Presidents Breakfast on Friday, March 10, from 7-9 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Tickets cost $125 per person and go on sale Friday, Feb. 10, at 9 a.m. at westmont.edu/breakfast. Seating is limited, and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Goodwin has written seven critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling books, including her most recent, Leadership in Turbulent Times, which examines the lives and leadership skills of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.

Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, and she has written bestsellers Wait Till Next Year, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream and The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, adapted into an award-winning, five-part TV miniseries.

Her book The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism is a dynamic history of the tumultuous first decade of the Progressive era. Steven Spielbergs DreamWorks Studios acquired the film rights to the book. Steven Spielberg had acquired the rights to her book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which was the basis for his award-winning film Lincoln.

Since 2020, Goodwin has served as executive producer for the History Channels miniseries events Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Goodwin, who spoke at the Presidents Breakfast in 2015, is the first luminary invited to return to speak at the event.

Past speakers include the late Gen. Colin Powell, the late David McCullough; Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates, Walter Isaacson, Thomas Friedman, David Brooks, Gen. Stan McChrystal, Gen. Michael Hayden, Peggy Noonan, Daniel Kahneman, Nancy Koehn and Michael Lewis.

The Westmont Foundation, local businesses and individuals sponsor the Presidents Breakfast to promote discussion of significant issues. This years Lead Sponsor is Bank of the West. Gold Sponsors include Davies, the Eiler Family, David and Anna Grotenhuis, In Memory of Jim Haslem, HUB International Insurance Services Inc., La Arcada, MATT Construction, Lindsay and Laurie Parton, Reicker Pfau, Tim and Ashley Snider, and Warren and Mary Lynn Staley. For event sponsorship opportunities, contact Steve Baker, Westmont associate vice president for advancement, at (805) 565-7156.


CONTACT: Scott Craig Westmont College 8055656051 scraig@westmont.edu 

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