Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposiums

“The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship”

Seventeenth Annual Symposium

Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc. (ALI), provides free, ongoing education on the life, career, and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ALI offers resources for educators, governmental and community leaders, and the general public through symposia, seminars, lectures, and special events.

National Archives
Washington, D.C.

March 22, 2014

Abraham Lincoln Institute & Co-Sponsor Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C.

Rich Lowry › ‘Work, Work, Work is the Main Thing’: The Lincolnian Ethics and the American Dream

Rich Lowry is the Editor of National Review and the author of Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream–and How We Can Do It Again (Broadside Books, 2013)

Fred Martin › Lincoln’s Long March to Victory in 1864

Fred Martin is a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Governmental Studies. Previously, Mr. Martin was Senior Vice President & Director of Governmental Relations for Bank of America. Mr. Martin is also author of Abraham Lincoln’s Path to Reelection in 1864: Our Greatest Victory, which will be released early 2014.

John David Smith › ‘As Firmly Linked to ‘Africanus’ as was that of the Celebrated Scipio:’ Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation, and the U.S. Colored Troops

John David Smith is the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the author, most recently, of Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013).

John Fabian Witt › Lincoln’s Code: The Puzzle of the Laws of War in American History

John Fabian Witt is a professor of law and history at Yale and author of Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History (Free Press, 2012), which was awarded the Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Josh Zeitz › ‘We Are Lincoln Men Through and Through:’ John Hay, John Nicolay, and the Historical Legacy of Abraham Lincoln

Josh Seitz has taught American history and politics at Cambridge, Princeton and Harvard universities and has written widely on American political culture. He is the author of Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image/ (Viking, 2014)

Speaker Panel