Next President’s Lecture at UM to Feature ‘The Legacy of the 1960s’

October 27, 2015

MISSOULA – An expert on 19th- and 20th-century politics and social movements will deliver the next installment of the 2015-16 President’s Lecture Series at the University of Montana.

Michael Kazin, Georgetown University history professor, will present “What is the Legacy of the 1960s?” at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the University Center Ballroom. The lecture is in collaboration with the Project on American Democracy and Citizenship.

He also will lead a seminar earlier that day titled “A War Against War: The Americans Who Fought For Peace: 1914-1918” at 3:10 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 123. The lecture and seminar both are free and open to the public.

Kazin holds a doctorate from Stanford University. Prior to joining the Georgetown history department, he taught at American University in Washington, D.C.

He has published several books, including “Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era,” “The Populist Persuasion: An American History,” “America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s,” “A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan” and “American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation.”

Kazin currently is working on “War Against War: The Rise, Defeat and Legacy of the American Peace Movement, 1914-1918.”

He is the editor-in-chief of “The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History” and “The Concise Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History.” He is co-editor of Dissent magazine. With Joseph McCartin, he is the co-editor of “Americanism: New Perspectives on the History of an Ideal.”

The President’s Lecture Series at UM consists of eight talks throughout the academic year on vital topics by distinguished guest speakers. For more information on the series, visit or call UM history Professor Richard Drake at 406-243-2981.

Contact: Richard Drake, UM history professor and lecture series organizer, 406-243-2981,