Literature and Leadership: A Conversation with Elizabeth Samet

March 10, 2021
9 - 10am EST
Online
Registration is required
This event is free

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  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Description

Join Dean Eliot A. Cohen and Elizabeth Samet for a discussion on how literature can build character and foster critical-thinking skills for future leaders in politics, business, law, medicine, and beyond. In her book Leadership: Essential Writings by Our Greatest Thinkers: A Norton Anthology, Samet organizes the writings around the essence of leadership—the insights, skills, and actions that effective leaders, with time and experience, learn to live by.

Elizabeth D. Samet is the author of No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America; Soldier's Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest and was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2007 by the New York Times; and Willing Obedience: Citizens, Soldiers, and the Progress of Consent in America, 1776–1898. Samet is the editor of Leadership: Essential Writings by Our Greatest Thinkers and, most recently, The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Grant and the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, she was also awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to support the research and writing of Looking for the Good War. Samet is a professor of English at West Point. The opinions she expresses at this event do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

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  • General public

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