homepage homepage

Early Childhood & Elementary

Middle & High School

Adults

Family

Early Childhood & Elementary

Middle & High School

Adults

Family

Early Childhood & Elementary

Middle & High School

Adults

Family

Loading Events

Renard Lecture: Herbert H. Lehman – A Political BiographyMonday, April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Event Details

Monday, April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Details

Date:
Monday, April 2
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
$5

Renard Lecture: Herbert H. Lehman – A Political Biography

When a writer for Look Magazine asked American Jews in 1955 to name the “top five leaders of U.S. Jewry,” Herbert H. Lehman was the only person to appear on every list. Between 1928 and 1950, Lehman was elected Lieutenant Governor of New York twice, Governor of New York four times, and United States Senator twice. He also served as Director General of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration during World War II, and he led the reform movement that overthrew Carmine DeSapio and the political bosses who had controlled the Democratic Party in New York for decades. Explore how Lehman’s Judaism influenced his personal beliefs and his political career as one of the leading liberal icons of the mid-twentieth century.

Duane Tananbaum is a professor at Lehman College and has taught United States History since 1986, where he was just recognized as Lehman’s Teacher of the Year for 2017. In 2016, Professor Tananbaum published Herbert H. Lehman: A Political Biography (SUNY Press), the definitive biography of the man for whom Lehman College is named. His 1986 article titled the “Bricker Amendment Controversy” won the Stuart L. Bernath Prize awarded by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and his book on the same topic was published by Cornell University Press in 1988.  He has written numerous articles on the War Powers Resolution and congressional-presidential relations in foreign affairs, and he is the recipient of grants from the Edith A. and Herbert H. Lehman Foundation, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, the Harry S. Truman Institute, and the John F. Kennedy Library.

Please note: Doors open at 9:30 am

GYM CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND for Special Events: On Saturday, April 21 the Gymnasium will be closed from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM. On Sunday, April 22 the Gymnasium will be closed from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.