Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian to Lecture at DCC


October 10, 2017 – Dr. David Kennedy, Pulitzer prize winner and Stanford University professor emeritus, will discuss “Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Twentieth-Century Life” at Dutchess Community College Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre. The presentation is the inaugural event in the Dr. D. David Conklin Distinguished Lecture Series, established to recognize DCC’s fourth president who retired in 2014.

Kennedy will talk about Roosevelt’s life, presidency and impact, framed through a comparison with his adversary, Adolf Hitler. Kennedy is the author of books including “Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War.”

The lecture is free and open to the public. Call the DCC Foundation at (845) 431-8400 for more information.


Founded in 1957, Dutchess Community College is a two-year community college that has earned a reputation for providing an outstanding education at the lowest tuition in New York state. Its main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a satellite campus in Wappingers Falls. For more information visit www.sunydutchess.edu.