With Malice Toward None: Honoring Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

ALeventOn the evening of April 9th, a panel of distinguished guests will gather for an in-depth discussion of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address to commemorate the end of the Civil War. Moderators Joseph Coulson, Ph.D., president of the Great Books Foundation, and Donald Whitfield, director of Great Books Discussions, will help the panel explore the continuing significance of Lincoln’s words and ideas and the need for reconciliation and healing after any conflict.

Following the discussion, Dr. David Zarefsky, Professor Emeritus of Communications and Presidential Rhetoric at Northwestern University and globally recognized expert on Lincoln’s rhetoric, will share his path-breaking analysis of the Second Inaugural Address.

The event takes place on Thursday, April 9, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois.

Tickets are $25; student tickets are $15. A cash bar will be available, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Reserve your tickets here.

Confirmed participants include:

Kenneth Clarke
President & CEO, Pritzker Military Museum and Library

Dr. Cecilia A. Conrad
Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program

Roey Gilad
Consul General of Israel to the Midwest

Dr. Susan Henking
President, Shimer College

Dr. Charles Lipson
Professor of International Relations, University of Chicago

Toni Preckwinkle
President, Cook County Board

Daniel J. Schmidt
President & CEO, WTTW and WFMT

Scott Stantis
Editorial Cartoonist, Chicago Tribune

Jackie Taylor
Founder and Executive Director, Black Ensemble Theater Company

The Honorable Diane Wood
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Eli Williamson
Director of Veterans Program, McCormick Foundation

Angel Ysaguirre
Executive Director, Illinois Humanities Council

Rabbi Michael Zedek
Senior Rabbi, Emanuel Congregation


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