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Institute for Retired Professionals 50th Anniversary Celebration - Robert Dallek on the Making and Unmaking of American Presidents
This year, The New School celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Institute for Retired Professionals (IRP) here. The IRP is the pioneer peer learning program for older adults in the United States. The IRP is honored to have Professor Robert Dallek, a leading presidential historian recently retired from Harvard University, as the keynote speaker for the year of celebration. Dallek’s many books include Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932–1945, winner of the Bancroft Prize in American history; acclaimed biographies of Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson; and Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. The program opens with the premiere of a fanfare composed by David Tcimpidis of Mannes College The New School for Music, commissioned for the occasion by the IRP and performed by Mannes students. A gala reception follows.
Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street
Free; seating is limited; reservations required by calling or emailing