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Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of our 2018-19 class of research fellows as he discusses his research topic “A Man to Whom the Whole World is Offering Incense”: The Founders Remember George Washington on Monday, July 8, 2019. A boxed lunch will be provided.


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David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall
Fred W. Smith National Library
3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy.
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Header Image: George Washington, engraving by G. Petit after Lansdowne portrait by Gilbert Stuart, c. 1900. Courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

About Brian Douglas Steele

Steele is Associate Professor in the Department of History at University of Alabama at Birmingham. His first book, Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood(Cambridge, 2012) was a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize and was named Notable Title in U.S. Intellectual History by the Society for U.S. Intellectual History. He was named Outstanding Teacher by the graduating class of the University Honors Program in 2014.

Recipient of the James C. Rees Fellowship on the Leadership of George Washington