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Fall At Queens: Leadership in Turbulent Times

Queens University of Charlotte has a comprehensive learning engagement planned around world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin’s upcoming program for the Queens community.  Tickets are now available for "Election 2020: Where Do We Go From Here” on Tuesday, November 17th at 7 pm.

All events leading up to Doris Kearns Goodwin’s lecture are free and open to the public. Please join us for one or more program!

Engage Her

Thursday, September 17 at 7pm 

Join Queens University of Charlotte’s Wells Fargo Center for Community Engagement and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraries for an evening of timely discussion and voter engagement. 2020 is a pivotal election year, and voter turnout and education is of upmost importance. This program seeks to increase voter knowledge and celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage.

President Lugo will join us in welcoming Queens alumna Mayor Vi Lyles and a panelist of women serving in roles dedicated to public service will share their stories and answer audience questions. The panelists include: 2nd Black President for the League of Women Voters Delores Johnson Hurt, NC Rep Carolyn Logan, and BOE rep Jennifer de la Jara.

Please register here to reserve your space.

Election 2020 Lunch & Learn: The Issues, The Offices & Your Informed Vote

Tuesdays from 12:00-12:30pm through October 27

Please join the Wells Fargo Center for Community Engagement, Queens Faculty, and UNC Charlotte Political Science Faculty for a voter education web series: Election 2020 Lunch & Learn: The Issues, The Offices & Your Informed Vote.

All of the webinars are help on Tuesdays from 12-12:30, non-partisan, and offer a Q & A component at the end of each session.

Click here to register and to receive the webinar link. 

  • September 29: Foreign Policy – Dr. Alexa Royden, Queens Political Science Faculty
  • October 6: Environmental policy – Dr. Mark Kelso, Queens Political Science Faculty
  • October 13: Social Injustice / Diversity / Equity Darryl White, Sr., Rabbi Judy Schindler, & Reverend Joey Hanes, Queens Faith Leaders, DICE, and faculty
  • October 20: Health Care/ Health Disparities – Dr. Susan Rucker, Queens Interprofesional Health Studies Faculty
  • October 27: Immigration Policy – Dr. Maggie Commins, Queens Political Science Faculty

Leadership in Turbulent Times: Finding Growth in Adversity

Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 4pm

Dr. Will Sparks will explore the life and leadership lessons identified by Doris Kearns Goodwin in her New York Times best seller “Leadership in Turbulent Times.” This session will examine the insights and observations of US Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson as they found meaning and profound growth as a result of the various struggles they experienced while in office. The session will also provide key lessons and strategies for participants to apply in their personal and professional lives.

Click here to register or learn more about this program.

Leadership in Turbulent Times: The Leader and the Times – How They Led

Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 4pm

Dr. John Bennett will explore the life and leadership lessons identified by Doris Kearns Goodwin in her New York Times best seller “Leadership in Turbulent Times.” This session will examine the insights and observations of US Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson as they teach us lessons transformational leadership, crisis management, turnaround leadership, and visionary leadership during times of turbulence and unrest. The session will provide key lessons and strategies for participants to apply in their personal and professional lives.

Registration information forthcoming.

Doris Kearns Goodwin: “Election 2020: Where Do We Go From Here”

Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00pm

The Queens Learning Society is pleased to host world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin as she delves deeply into our 200-year history of presidential elections that brings us to 2020: A deeply divisive, logistically challenging and extremely expensive presidential campaign cycle, significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and punctuated by relentless polling, atypical communications and uncertainty about how ballots might be cast. Accompany Goodwin on a virtual trip back to a simpler time—when conventions chose candidates and general election campaigns lasted only three months—to understand the transformation that has produced today’s eternal campaigning, endless fundraising, unproductive debates and polarizing rhetoric.

Tickets available for purchase here.

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