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Longwood Leadership Forum

Inaugural Season Spring 2014

The Longwood Leadership Forum was initiated by Longwood President W. Taylor Reveley IV in 2013 to highlight outstanding examples of leadership in the arts, education, literature, sciences, technology, business and philanthropy. We are pleased to announce the inaugural lineup for Spring 2014 under the coordination of the Office of Commonwealth Relations. 

All lectures will take place in Wygal Hall, Molnar Recital Hall, at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise stated.  Seated is limited and is first-come, first-served.  All programs are open to the public and free of charge.  Parking for all lectures is available for visitors in the Pine Street South lot.  From Main Street, turn on to Wynne Drive at the traffic light by the high rise dorms.  Proceed down Wynne Drive and turn left into the gravel parking lot and park in the visitors section.  To reach Wygal Hall, walk across Wynne Drive to Pine Street and proceed down Pine Street to the Brock Commons Pedestrian Mall.  Once on the mall, Wygal Hall will be the third building on your left.

For additional information, questions, or requests for special accommodations, please contact the Office of Commonwealth Relations, 434.395.2585.  

 

 

Jeff Schapiro
Richmond Times-Dispatch political reporter and columnist
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Jeff Schapiro has covered Virginia elections and the state Capitol for 30 years.  He will reflect on the recent governor's race and what we can expect from the new Governor of Virginia. A light reception open to all audience members will follow this program.

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Dr. Charles W. Sydnor Jr.
Executive Director, Virginia Holocaust Museum
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dr. Charles Sydnor, a nationally recognized expert on the Holocaust, will speak on "The Virginia Holocaust Museum: Teaching the Nazi Genocide as Local History."  As an expert witness for the U. S. Department of Justice from 1981-2006, he helped revoke the citizenship of 23 Nazi war criminals who had been living in the United States.  He is the author of Soldiers of Destructions: The SS Death's Head Division, 1933-1945 and currently is writing a biography of Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.  Dr. Sydnor served as a member of Longwood's history faculty from 1972-1980. A light reception open to all audience members will follow this program.

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Meg Gruber
President, Virginia Education Association
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Meg Gruber is currently serving a two-year term as president of the Virginia Education Association, a 56,000 member group which is the largest and oldest professional organization serving public schools and public school educators in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Gruber, an earth science teacher in Prince William County, will speak on challenges and opportunities for today’s public school teachers.

 

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Dean King
Author: The Feud: The Hatfields & McCoys, The True Story
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dean King is an award-winning author of nine non-fiction books and is based in Richmond, Virginia.  His book The Feud was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal as "Marvelous… popular history as it ought to be written" and USA Today gave it four stars.  He is serving as the co-executive producer of an upcoming History Channel Hatfield-McCoy reality documentary series based on his research. A book signing will follow this program.

This presentation is presented in partnership with the Friends of the Janet D. Greenwood Library.

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Teri Kanefield
Author: The Girl from the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Teri Kanefield is an author of books for young people and an attorney in San Francisco, California.  Her newest book on Barbara Johns, published in Fall 2013, has been chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection and was researched in Farmville.  She is pleased to return to the area to discuss the finished work.  A book signing will follow this program.

This presentation is presented in partnership with the Friends of the Janet D. Greenwood Library and the Robert Russa Moton Museum.

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