The Ginsburg-Satell Lecture with Walter A. McDougall

The Museum is proud to co-sponsor the Third Ginsburg-Satell Lecture on American Character & Identity with Foreign Policy Research Institute. In his latest installment of the Ginsburg-Satell Lecture series titled William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, and the Founding: The Philadelphia Factor, Professor Walter A. McDougall will tell the fascinating story of why the representatives of the 13 American Colonies chose Philadelphia as the venue for the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention. Along the way, Professor McDougall will also examine some surprising counter-factuals, suggesting that the birth of the United States was accidental if not providential, and that the key role played by Philadelphia, William Penn’s “green country town,” was not at all accidental.

Register here for this free virtual lecture hosted by Foreign Policy Research Institute on Zoom.
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