Bruce Chadwick to lecture on war, peace … and wine

Bruce Chadwick to lecture on war, peace … and wine

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Wagner College is proud to announce that the 2016 Kaufman Repage Lecture will be delivered by historian Bruce Chadwick on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in Spiro Hall 2.

Bruce Chadwick spent the first half of his working life as a sports writer for the N.Y. Daily News.

In 1992, he left journalism to earn a doctorate in American history at Rutgers.

Chadwick is now a full professor of journalism in the English Department at New Jersey City University, but his publishing output has been exclusively in the field of American history. Of his 11 books, three have been about George Washington.

At this year’s Kaufman Repage Lecture, Chadwick will cover our first president’s losing battles in New York during the Revolution; his remarkable occupation of the city at war’s end, following a marvelous ruse to fool the British; his years in the city as president; and his lifelong love of wine and conviviality.

The Kaufman Repage Lecture, a celebration of Wagner College’s commitment to scholarly work and open inquiry, is sponsored by former Wagner College trustee Dr. Louise S. Kaufman ’75 M’78 H’12 and her husband, Dr. Peter Kaufman. They established the lecture series 10 years ago with the goal of bringing noted speakers to campus and the community. Past speakers have included former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins; Ken Jackson, professor of history and social science at Columbia University; Rebecca Skloot, author of the award-winning book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”; Bonnie Bassler, Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and a 2002 MacArthur Fellow, and Joel Kotkin, author of “The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050.”