Wilburn Lecture Series Welcomes British Author and Historian Andrew Roberts

January 6, 2016  | 1 min read

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On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at 6 p.m., the School of Public Policy will kick-off the the inaugural lecture of the Wilburn Distinguished Lecture Series on Politics and Policy. British historian and biographer Andrew Roberts will speak about his most recent book Napoleon the Great (the American edition is titled Napoleon: A Life), which was awarded the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best biography.

Andrew Roberts is presently a visiting professor in the war studies department at King's College, London, and the Lehrman Institute lecturer at the New-York Historical Society. He has written or edited 12 books, which have been translated into 18 languages.

Roberts appears regularly on radio and television around the world. Based in London, he is an accomplished public speaker and has delivered The White House Lecture, as well as spoken at Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Princeton, and Stanford Universities; and at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Copies of Napoleon: A Life will be available for purchase at the Drescher Graduate Campus Bookstore on the day of the event. Immediately following the lecture, Professor Roberts will be available for signing.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Mary Jo Hardman.


The Wilburn Distinguished Lecture Series in Politics and Policy is a bi-annual installment that brings public policy academics, thought leaders, and practitioners to campus to speak on important cultural, historical, and Constitutional aspects that affect public policy today.