March 23, 2022
President Ronald Reagan signing a document

Catholic University School of Arts and Sciences Inaugural Distinguished Lecture

Lee Edwards, distinguished fellow in conservative thought at the Heritage Foundation, will deliver a lecture about how President Ronald Reagan, through the Reagan Doctrine, was able to end the Cold War at the bargaining table and not on a battlefield.

The presentation is the inaugural Distinguished Lecture for the School of Arts and Sciences and will take place at Catholic University on Wednesday, March 23, at 4:30 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium. 

“We are delighted to have a scholar of Dr. Edward’s stature inaugurate our Distinguished Lectureship Program. The invasion of Ukraine makes his topic timely and our community will greatly benefit from hearing what he has to say,” said Thomas Smith, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Edwards has written or edited more than two dozen books, including acclaimed biographies of Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, and William F. Buckley. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at Catholic University. 

The Distinguished Lectureship program is being inaugurated to bring eminent practitioners to campus each year/semester and help connect undergraduate students to the vast opportunities and institutions in Washington, D.C. 

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