Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency

The 2019 Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency will host keynote speaker Caroline Winterer, Stanford University, Wednesday, February 20, 3:30pm, Live Oak Pavilion, Student Union.  She will be speaking on Framing the American Presidency in the Age of Enlightenment. Winterer's most recent book is American Enlightenments:  Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason.  Book signing to follow lecture

VIP Reception, featuring the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection will be held in the Wimberly Library, 5th Floor immediately following the book signing.

The Symposium will be held on Thursday, February 21, from 9:00am to 5:00pm in Live Oak Pavilion, Student Union.  Nine international scholars will present their research on the intellectual origins of the American presidency.


Symposium tickets: $35.00

Students: $5.00

VIP reception: $60.00

For tickets, call 561.297.6124 or visit or drop by the FAU Box Office located in FAU’s Student Union.  Please note that for the 2018-19 season, there will be a processing fee for FAU Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters tickets.

Free parking available in parking Garage 1, and Lot 16. 

Please click here for brochure.


If you are coming from I-95, exit Glades Road East.

  • Head east approximately ¼ miles to NW 10 avenue.
  • Make a left turn on to NW 10 Avenue.
  • After you go over one speed bump turn right into the first parking lot (Parking Lot #16) on the right hand side of the road.
  • The Live Oak Pavilion is located behind The Student Union Building just north of the parking lot.