Program Details

Lincoln and the Fight for Peace: VIP Event

John Avlon

Course Description

Join OLLI Boca for an afternoon with CNN anchor and senior political analyst, John Avlon, as he presents a new angle on the most-written about president, which he explores in his latest book, “Lincoln and the Fight for Peace.” Avlon makes the point that character is the most important quality in a president. Lincoln’s model of leadership, anchored in forgiveness and magnanimity, was driven by his personal attributes including empathy, honor, humor and humility. Lincoln’s plan for reconciliation is best codified in the last paragraph of his second inaugural address, which begins “With malice toward none with charity for all…” It is a vision that continues to inspire peacemakers and guide plans for reconciliation. This is a very special live, in-person only event. VIP tickets include a meet-and-greet session beginning at 2:30pm, a signed copy of a book, admission with reserved seating. VIP tickets are limited.

About the Instructor

  • John Avlon is a senior political analyst and anchor at CNN. He is an award-winning columnist and the author of Independent NationWingnutsWashington’s Farewell, and Lincoln and the Fight for Peace. Previously, he was the editor-in-chief and managing director of The Daily Beast and served as chief speechwriter for the Mayor of New York during the attacks of 9/11. He lives with his wife Margaret Hoover and their two children in New York.