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Silent Spring Revolution (PROGRAM)
with CNN Presidential Historian Doug Brinkley, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in humanities and professor of history, Rice University+ Contributors' Circle Dinner

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Silent Spring Revolution Brinkley

At 5:29 AM on July 16, 1945, the United States detonated the first nuclear weapon in New Mexico, ushering in the end of World War II and the ensuing economic and industrial postwar boom. Historian Douglas Brinkley has authored Silent Spring Revolution to document 1960s preservationists who fought for the nation’s environment, natural resources, and wildlife threatened by human prosperity and progress. Join the Council for a conversation with Brinkley and moderator Talmage Boston about how the U.S. has grappled with and contributed to climate change.

About the Author:

 Doug Brinkley headshotDouglas Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and history professor at Rice University, a CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. In 2017, Brinkley was selected as the New York Historical Society’s official U.S. Presidential Historian. He is on the Board of Trustees at Brevard College and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library. Brinkley holds seven honorary doctorates in American Studies and is a member of the Century Association, Council of Foreign Relations, and James Madison Council of the Library of Congress. silent revolution book

Brinkley’s books have become New York Times bestsellers and six have been named “Notable Books of the Year.” He has been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Book Award; Fordham University’s Anna M. Sperber Prize; Arthur S. Link- Warren F. Kuehl Prize; and a Grammy Award for Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom (Best Jazz Ensemble).

About the Moderator:

Talmage Boston Headshot 2022Talmage Boston is a partner at the Shackelford Law Firm in Dallas. He is a historian, author, speaker, and interviewer. Boston has spoken at the National Archives, six presidential libraries, 12 World Affairs Councils, and many universities. He is a former Council board member and is part of the Mallon Circle, an honorary body of members who have served the Council with distinction.

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To register for the Contributors' Circle Dinner following this event, please visit the separate registration page on the Council's events calendar. Please do not register for both events. 

Location: Offices of Haynes and Boone
2323 Victory Ave Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201
Fees: Member: $38
Non-member: $53
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