An Evening With Ken Adelman and H.W. Brands

Oct 20, 2015

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, Ambassador Ken Adelman and historian H.W. Brands joined Friends of the LBJ Library members for their "An Evening With" Speaker Series to discuss the life and legacy of our 40th president, Ronald Reagan. The event was moderated by LBJ Library Director Mark Updegrove. See the full event gallery here.

Ken AdelmanKen Adelman was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and then arms control director for President Reagan, accompanying him on his superpower summits with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Ambassador Adelman has written six books, including Reagan at Reykjavik – Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War, which will become an HBO feature film starring Michael Douglas as Reagan.

HW BrandsH.W. Brands holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at The University of Texas at Austin and has written prolifically on American history and politics. His subjects have included Benjamin Franklin, Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Jackson, and most recently, Ronald Reagan. Published earlier this year, Reagan: The Life tells the story of how Reagan came to power and ultimately transformed American politics.

Ken Adelman photo by Don Mears

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