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The National Endowment for the Humanities at 50

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the legislation, which created both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Following up on the Arts Program’s NEA @ 50 conversation with Chairman Jane Chu at this summer’s Ideas Festival, NEH Chairman William Adams will join us for a fall Roundtable. Adams assumed the Chairmanship last year after he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in July. 

Adams will speak with Washington Post critic Philip Kennicott about the past fifty years of the NEH’s mission to “serve and strengthen our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans.” As he begins his second year presiding over the grants program, he will look to the organization’s hopes for the future as he steers it into its next half century.

 

Following up on our NEA @ 50 conversation with Chairman Jane Chu at this summer’s Ideas Festival, we will speak with NEH Chairman William Adams at our first fall Roundtable. Adams assumed the Chairmanship last year after he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in July. A former president of Colby College, Adams will speak about the past fifty years of the NEH’s fulfilling it’s mission to “serve and strengthen our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans.”

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Event information
Date
Wed Sep 30, 2015
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location
The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Room
One Dupont Circle, Suite 700
Washington, DC, United States