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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 George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and the Propaganda and Intelligence War in the British Isles and Europe During the American Revolution on Thursday, May 23, 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: Genl. Washington and Dr. Franklin, engraved by Whitworth & Yates, c. 1784. Purchase 2006 [Print-6910]. Courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.

About George Goodwin

Goodwin is Author in Residence at the Benjamin Franklin House in London. He is the author of Benjamin Franklin in London: The British Life of America’s Founding Father (Yale University Press) and contributor of the Benjamin Franklin entries in the George Washington Digital Encyclopedia. He is the recipient of two separate international research fellowships at the Robert H. Smith Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello. This research project will provide a core element of his forthcoming book, Benjamin Franklin’s War: London, Paris and America’s Fight for Independence. Goodwin is an Eccles Centre Makin Fellow at the British Library, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and of the Royal Society of Arts.  He is a graduate of Cambridge University.

Recipient of the Dr. William M. and Betty H. Busey Family Fellowship