Past Programs
New Thinking on the American Revolution
Marc A. Genest, Edward G. Lengel
Sat, May 4th, 2013 |
9:00 am to 12:15 pm
(Members $36)

A series of Saturday programs presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.


Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 am

Strategic Communication in the American Revolution
Featuring: Marc A. Genest
9:30 am

Outmatched by the most dominant military power of the eighteenth century, the American rebels compensated by constructing a sophisticated insurgent network. Marc A. Genest discusses how the Americans’ utilization of public diplomacy, propaganda, and covert operations undercut British conventional military advantages.

The Savior of Our Country: Remembering Gen. George Washington
Featuring: Edward G. Lengel
11 am

Edward G. Lengel, one of the nation’s leading scholars of the life of George Washington, gives a fresh and frank look at General Washington as a military commander, offering insights into his strengths and weaknesses.


Marc A. Genest is the Forrest Sherman Chair of Public Diplomacy in the Strategy and Policy Department at the U.S. Naval War College. Edward G. Lengel is editor-in-chief of The Papers of George Washington and one of the nation’s leading scholars of the life of George Washington.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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