Meet Some Great Thinkers
In our 2013 speaker series, we aimed to inspire. Join us in 2014 for smart, engaging, and relevant discussions from prominent thought leaders and experts. They’ll cover a diverse range of subject matter from global issues to local interests. In our role as a center for history and citizenship, we urge you to join us—and start a conversation of your own.
How to Get More Out of Your Garden Than a Backache with P. Allen Smith
April 13, 2013
P. Allen Smith took guests on a design tour of the latest trends. The TV host, author, and lifestyle expert from Little Rock, Arkansas, discussed how to apply texture, color, and plants inside and outside the garden home. He also shared some simple techniques professional designers use to make the most of a space and get a real WOW! effect.
Jefferson in Williamsburg with Jon Meacham
May 9, 2013
Guests took a fascinating look into the life of Thomas Jefferson and his pursuit of power with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham as part of the Colonial Williamsburg Speakers Series. He discussed his latest biography, the #1 New York Times bestseller Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power and answered questions from the audience.
The Media with Arianna Huffington
June 14, 2013
Arianna Huffington, one of TIME magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world,“ joined the Colonial Williamsburg Speaker Series as the president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group and as a syndicated columnist and author of 13 books. She provided insight into the media of our modernized world and answered questions from the audience.
Current Events and Citizenship
with David Brooks
September 18, 2013
The 2013 Colonial Williamsburg Speakers Series concluded with a talk from New York Times journalist and author David Brooks (The Social Animal) about citizenship in the United States. Guests enjoyed thought-provoking discussion on being a citizen today—the sense of belonging, freedoms, responsibilities, and surrounding political and cultural issues.
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