FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Ronald Feinman, Ph.D.
 
 

History

Ronald Feinman, Ph.D., has been a Professor of American History, Government and Politics for the past four decades, including 22 years as Senior Professor at Broward College and an Adjunct Professor of History and Political Science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He holds a Ph.D. from City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School and is the author of “Twilight of Progressivism: The Western Republican Senators and the New Deal” (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981) and book reviews for various scholarly journals.

He blogs about politics and history at: www.theprogressiveprofessor.com. He is also a listed member of the FAU Speaker’s Bureau and has given lectures to many diverse groups over the past 10 years.


The Presidency of John F. Kennedy
(1961-1963)

The years of John F. Kennedy in the presidency (1961-1963) are years of crisis in the Cold War with the Soviet Union, advancements in civil rights at home and an agenda for change which was cut short by the tragic assassination of our youngest elected President 50 years ago. Despite his short time in the presidency, Kennedy had a dramatic effect on his times and remains one of the most loved presidents, assisted by his charisma, his idealism and his ability to communicate to the American people.

We will see his greatness and his shortcomings as president and the contributions he made to presidential leadership.

Lecture # S1T2
Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a One-Time Lecture or Event.
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Tuesday, April 1, 2014
  Time:12:00–1:30 p.m.
  Fee:$20 / member; $30 / non-member
The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson
(1963-1969)

The years of Lyndon B. Johnson in the presidency (1963-1969) are years of great expansion of the federal government, with the Great Society expanding the promise of the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt to new levels. It was also, tragically, the time of the escalation of the Vietnam War, which destroyed the unity and promise that seemed evident with the overwhelming election of Johnson in 1964 and forced Johnson to withdraw his plans to run for another term in 1968. The nation was never as divided as it was since the time of the Civil War a century earlier. We will see his greatness and shortcomings as president and the contributions he made topresidential leadership.

Lecture # S1T3
Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a One-Time Lecture or Event.
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  Time:12:00–1:30 p.m.
  Fee:$20 / member; $30 / non-member