Schedule of Events

Monday, June 2

12-5pm Tour – A Place Called Hope (Additional fee of $35)
One of President Clinton’s most well-known quotes is one about his boyhood home, “I still believe in a place called Hope.” Join us for a half-day bus trip to the National Park Service’s newest Presidential Site, the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home, where he learned many of the early lessons that defined his life and his presidency.

6:30-9pm Evening Event – Arkansas Governor’s Mansion
Keynote speaker: Evan Thomas
Thomas’s talk, “Humility and Leadership,”  will address the sin of pride and hubris from the ancients and relate it to modern times–using Dwight Eisenhower as a modern example of a leader whose confidence allowed him to be humble and contrast him to more recent political leaders whose arrogance betrays insecurity.

Evan Thomas was made Editor at Large of Newsweek in September 2006 and served as is the magazine’s lead writer on major news stories and the author of many longer features, including Newsweek’s special behind-the-scenes issues on presidential elections, and more than a hundred cover stories. For ten years, Thomas was Newsweek’s Washington bureau chief. He was an Assistant Managing Editor from 1991 to 2006. From 1977-1986, he was a writer and editor at Time magazine. He has won numerous journalism awards and is the author of six books, all published by Simon & Schuster. In 2003-04, Thomas was a visiting professor at Princeton. In 2004-05, he was a visiting professor at Harvard. In 2006-2007, he was a visiting professor at Harvard and Princeton. In the fall of 2007 he began a five-year term at Princeton as Ferris Professor of Journalism. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of the Society of American Historians and a former trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. He is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Virginia Law School. He lives with his wife and two children in Washington, D.C.