Talks and Appearances by David Greenberg

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 June 1, 2016
“John F. Kennedy and the Press: Cooperation, Conflict and the End of the Cold War Consensus,” U.S. Presidents and Russian Rulers, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

May 13-14, 2016
“George Kennan and the Dilemmas of Grand Strategy,” Rethinking Grand Strategy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

May 12, 2016
Powell’s Books, Portland, OR.

May 11, 2016
Los Angeles Library Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.

May 10, 2016
Chevalier’s Books, Los Angeles, CA.

April 30, 2016
“Campaign 2016 in Historical Perspective,” Rutgers Day.

April 16, 2016
“After Reform,” Politics, Protest, and Ideas in the American Century: A Conference in Honor of Alan Brinkley, Columbia University, New York, NY.

April 14, 2016
“Spin and Its Critics: The Democratic Debate,” Sarah Lawrence University.

April 9, 2016
“The Odyssey of Postwar Liberalism,” Organization of American Historians, Providence, RI.

April 7, 2016
“Our Worst Presidents,” Plenary Session, Organization of American Historians, Providence, RI.

March 17, 2016
“The Rise of the White House Spin Machine,” Department of American Studies, Brandeis University.

March 30, 2016
“From the Bully Pulpit to the Age of Spin,” Eagleton Institute, Rutgers University.

March 24, 2016
“Masters of the Media,” New York Historical Society, New York, NY.

March 17, 2016
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA.

February 25, 2016
“Persuading the People,” National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA.

February 24, 2016
Barnes & Noble, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

February 16, 2016
Barnes & Noble, Upper West Side, New York, NY.

February 13, 2016
Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.

February 11, 2016
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Atlanta, GA.

February 3, 2016
Newtonville Books, Newton, MA.

February 2, 2016
Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge, MA.

January 29, 2016
Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington, DC.

January 28, 2016
Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC.

January 25, 2016
Half King, New York, NY.

January 10, 2016
“Détente and Its Discontents,” American Historical Association, Atlanta, GA, Sunday.

January 10, 2016
“John F. Kennedy, Arthur Krock, and Cold War News Management,” American Historical Association, Atlanta, GA, Sunday.


October 1, 2015
Doing Recent History,” Butler Library, Columbia University.

June 12, 2015
The Civility Question: Free Speech, Selective Outrage, and the Israeli-Palestinian Discourse on American Campuses,” Annual Conference of the American Association of University Professors,” Mayflower Hotel, Washington.

March 26, 2015
Brainwashing, Psy War and Hidden Persuasion: Propaganda Anxieties in the Early Cold War,” New York University-Tamiment Library Center for the United States and the Cold War, New York, NY.

March 20, 2015
The Ominous Clang: Fears of Propaganda from World War I to World War II,” for the conference “Media and Politics in Modern U.S. History,” American Political History Institute, Boston University, Boston, MA.

February 26, 2015
“One Nation Under God?” New York City Atheists Society, New York, NY.

January 2, 2015
“The Collapse of Journalistic Authority in the United States, 1955–2000,” comment, American Historical Association annual conference, New York, NY.


December 11, 2014
“Washington Gone Crazy,” panel discussion, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

November 22, 2014
“George Creel and the Perils of Publicity,” National Communication Association annual conference, Chicago, IL.

November 14, 2014
“Rethinking the Crisis of Democratic Theory: The Political Thought of Walter Lippmann, John Dewey, and H.L. Mencken in the 1920s,” keynote address at the conference, “A New Look at the New Era: Ninety Years of Historiographic Debate,” Williams College, Williamstown, MA.

July 15, 2014
“Nixon on Nixon,” remarks at the panel following HBO documentary screening, Motion Picture Association of America, Washington, DC.

May 15, 2014
“Theodore H. White and the Campaign Chronicle as Literary Journalism,” conference of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies, The American University of Paris, France.

April 13, 2014
“Toward a History of Spin: Image, Message, and Democracy in the 20th Century Presidency,” conference of the Organization of American Historians, Atlanta, GA.

March 8, 2014
“The Lippmann-Mencken Debate: Rethinking the Crisis of Public Opinion in the 1920s,” featured speaker at the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference, New York, NY.

January 22, 2014
“Kennedy Was a Liberal,” talk at the panel, “The Kennedy Presidency,” New-York Historical Society, New York, NY.

January 4, 2014
“Liberalism and the Problem of Publicity in the Progressive Era,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

January 4, 2014
“Comment: The Role of the Media in Late 20th-Century Politics,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

January 2, 2014
“The Unmaking of a President: Rethinking Watergate at Forty,” Roundtable, American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.


December 6, 2013
“Comment: Governors Eye the Presidency, Wilson to Cuomo,” Eagleton Institute of Politics, Center for the American Governor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

October 21, 2013
“Ironies of Trumbo,” talk at the Free Speech Week screening of the documentary “Trumbo,” Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

October 15, 2013
“JFK, Vietnam, and What Might Have Been?” talk at Cornell University Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, New York, NY.

April 23, 2013
“Nixon and the Silent Majority,” St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY.


October 27, 2012
“The Presidency, the News Media, and the Public,” conference on “Recasting Presidential History,” Miller Center, University of Virginia.

October 16, 2012
“A Brief History of Political Ads,” paper on the panel “From ‘I like Ike’ to Will. I. Am: Electing a President in the Media Age,” Kean University.

September 24, 2012
“From the Campaign Trail to the Oval Office – Signature Presidential Speeches,” NBC New Education Nation 2012, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

September 22, 2012
“Is the Era of Great Presidents in the Past?” conference on “Does the President Matter?” Hannah Arendt Center, Bard College.

May 3, 2012
“Do Historians Watch Enough TV?” The New School for Social Research.

April 22, 2012
“George Creel and the Perils of Publicity,” Organization of American Historians. Milwaukee, WI.

February 28, 2012
“Theodore Roosevelt and the Image of Presidential Activism,” The New School for Social Research.

February 2, 2012
“Stills of the Movement: The Photojournalism of Flip Schulke,” panel discussion moderator, Museum of Tolerance, New York, NY.


December 5, 2011
“Beyond the Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Origins of Presidential Spin,” U.S. Presidency Centre, Institute for the Study of the Americas, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

December 2, 2011
“The Propaganda Myth: American Anxieties about Political Persuasion During the Cold War,” conference on “Public Relations of the Cold War,” Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

November 17, 2011
“A Pruned and Temperate Democratic Theory: The Lippmann-Mencken Debate,” U.S. Intellectual History Conference, New York, NY.

October 6, 2011
“Careers in History.” Invited presentation to fellows at Miller Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

September 21, 2011
“On Interdisciplinarity” (panel discussion), for SC&I PhD students in “Communication, Information and Media Theory,” Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

May 28, 2011
“The Press Agents’ War: World War I, Trans-Atlantic Propaganda, and the Crisis of Enlightenment Values,” Conference on “The Enlightenment Between Europe and the United States: Twentieth-Century Tensions,” Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.

May 14, 2011
“Truman, the Press and Civil Liberties,” Conference on The Civil Liberties Legacy of Harry S. Truman, Harry S. Truman Little White House, Key West, FL.

April 14, 2011
“The Public Intellectual,” Center for the Humanities, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

April 11, 2011
“Let Us Begin: The Forgotten Liberalism of John F. Kennedy,” Miller Center Forum Lecture. University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA.

March 12, 2011
“Theodore Roosevelt and the Muckrakers,” Joint Journalism Historians Conference, New York University, New York, NY.

February 1, 2011
“Theodore Roosevelt and the Origins of Spin,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


November 18, 2010
“The Performance of Politics: A Response to Jeffrey Alexander,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

October 20, 2010
“The Story of Spin: An Introduction,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

September 30, 2010
“Spinning Progressive Reform: Theodore Roosevelt and the Muckrakers,” 20th Century American Politics and Society Workshop, Columbia University.

June 16, 2010
“Holocaust History and Moral Judgment: A Comment on American Jewish Responses to Nazism and the Holocaust,” Biennial Scholars’ Conference on American Jewish History, New York, NY.

April 1, 2010
“The Art of Taking Heat, Dodging Bullets and Telling the Truth … as the President Sees It” (moderator), Eagleton Institute, Rutgers University.

March 11, 2010
“Hollywood and the Holocaust” (moderator), Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, Abram Matlofsky Memorial Program, Rutgers University.

January 9, 2010
“Comment: Making War, Shaping Public Opinion: Domestic Pressure Groups and U.S. Foreign Policy in the American Century,” American Historical Association, San Diego, CA.


August 3, 2009
“Richard Hofstadter’s Jewish Question: Ethnic Determinism and American Cold War Culture,” World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, Israel.

May 11, 2009
“Defrost Nixon: The Politics of Reputation in the Age of Clinton and Bush,” Keynote address at the conference “Richard Nixon and the Making of Modern America,” Oxford University.

April 25, 2009
“Sketch Humor: The 2008 Election in Political Cartoons,” Faculty talk at Rutgers Day, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.


November 13, 2008
“The Myth of Big Government Conservatism,” Drew University.

October 19, 2008
“Political Cartoons and Presidential Elections, Past and Present,” Keynote address at the opening of Princeton University Library exhibit, Princeton, NJ.

October 8, 2008
“History, Media, and Democracy: Reflections on the State of the Field,” remarks for the panel of newly promoted SCILS faculty, Rutgers University.

October 3, 2008
“Prejudice and Presidential Elections: Obama and the Kennedy Precedent,” paper delivered at the panel, “Running Against Stereotype: Race, Gender, Age and Politics 2008,” Center for Race and Ethnicity, Rutgers University.

July 22, 2008
“The Watershed Election of 2008,” on the panel, “Is the Conservative Era Over?: A Dissent Summer Discussion,” Book Culture, New York, NY.

May 30, 2008
“Media and Conservative Politics in Postwar America : A Response,”Policy History Conference , St. Louis University , St. Louis , MO.

May 28, 2008
“Red vs. Blue—or Purple: Is America Really Polarized?,” at the symposium, “ The Hyperpartisan Era in Washington: Can Federal Bipartisanship Be Revived?” The New School, New York , NY.

April 17, 2008
“Paths out of Dixie: A Response,” comment at the 20 th Century Politics and Society Workshop, Columbia University, New York, NY.

April 12, 2008
“George W. Bush and the War on Expertise,” for the conference “The Presidency of George W. Bush in Historical Perspective,” Princeton University , Princeton , NJ.

April 10, 2008
“The Spinning of the President, 2008,” keynote address at the conference “Freedom of the Press,” St. Peter’s College, Jersey City , NJ.

April 3, 2008
“Learning from Presidential Debates,” for the conference “The 2008 Road to the White House,” Hofstra University , Hempstead , NY.

March 28, 2008
“History on the Internet,” talk at the conference “Comparing, Editing, Translating: Periodicals and Interdisciplinarity Today,” Institute for Comparative Literature and Society Annual Conference , Columbia University, New York, NY.

February 13, 2008
Calvin Coolidge’s Legacy,” National Archives, Washington DC.

January 6, 2008
History in 1200 Words: Dumbing Down vs. Smarting Up,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

January 4, 2008
Redefining Liberalism in the 1980s,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC.


December 4, 2007
The Presidency of Richard Nixon,” John F. Kennedy Library, Boston , MA.

November 17, 2007
“On War Reporting,” at the symposium, “No News Is Bad News: The Role of the Press in Our Democracy,” Boston College , Newton , MA.

August 9, 2007
“Myths, Lies, and Omissions in Journalism History,” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington DC.

August 4, 2007
Calvin Coolidge and New England Republicanism,” Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, Plymouth , VT.

June 26, 2007
Nixon and Kissinger in American Popular Culture,” National Constitution Center , Philadelphia , PA.

June 23, 2007
Franklin Roosevelt as Artist and Political Artist,” invited talk at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park , NY.

May 22, 2007
“War and the Expansion of Presidential Power: The Case of Public Persuasion,” for the conference on Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Privacy and Security, Rutgers University.

April 5, 2007
Alger Hiss and Richard Nixon,” invited paper at the conference Alger Hiss and History, New York University, New York, NY.

March 22, 2007
“The American People and the American Presidency,” invited talk at University of Seville , Spain.

February 21, 2007
“Challenges to the Presidency: Calvin Coolidge,” New York Historical Society, New York , NY.

February 19, 2007
“Calvin Coolidge and the American Presidency,” Richard Nixon Birthplace and Library, Yorba Linda , CA.


November 30, 2006
The Kojo Nnamdi Show,” WAMU Radio, Washington.

November 15, 2006
On Presidential Doodles. National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA .

November 14, 2006
The Situation Room,” CNN.

November 11, 2006
Whad’ya Know,” Wisconsin Public Radio .

November 5, 2006
CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood,” CBS TV.

November 1, 2006
Conversations with Kathleen Dunn,” NPR/Wisconsin Public Radio.

October 21 , 2006
Judging the Judges: What makes a Justice a good Justice?” Boston College forum “Liberty, Justice and the U.S. Supreme Court,” Newton, MA.

October 19, 2006
On Presidential Doodles. Border’s Books. New York, NY.

October 16 , 2006
A Man of Many Masks: The Search for the Real Richard Nixon,” Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

October 11, 2006
On Presidential Doodles. Olsson’s Books, Washington, DC.

September 26 , 2006
“Nixon’s Nixon: Nixon in American Culture.” Talk and discussion of the play “Nixon’s Nixon,” Lucille Lortel Theater, New York, NY.

September 21 , 2006
Presidential Doodles: Oval Office Artists,” Interview on “All Things Considered,” NPR.

June 3, 2006
“Did Phyllis Schlafly Represent American Women?” Policy History Conference. Charlottesville, VA.

June 2, 2006
Chair and Comment, “The Roots of Modern Conservative Politics,” Policy History Conference. Charlottesville, VA.

April 20, 2006
“The Conservative Invention of the Liberal Media.” Organization of American Historians. Washington, DC.

March 18, 2006
“The Roots of ‘The Liberal Media’ in Civil Rights Coverage.” Joint Meeting of the AJHA and the AEJMC History Division. Fordham University.

February 13, 2006
“Conversations with Kathleen Dunn,” Wisconsin Public Radio.

January 11 & 12, 2006
“Simply Put.” WBBR-AM/Bloomberg Radio.