The annual George Washington Leadership Lecture explores the Father of our Country's lifelong accomplishments, providing a better understanding of him as a person, as well as his remarkable leadership, professional achievements, and lasting legacy.

This year's event will feature NASA’s Chief Scientist, Dr. James Green, in a discussion that will parallel George Washington’s age of exploration and discovery with our own time.

A reception will follow the lecture.

In-Person Attendance Virtual Attendance

This lecture series was established through a generous gift by Maribeth Borthwick '73, who also serves as the Vice Regent for California of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

This event is presented by the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.

Add to Calendar 10/14/2021 19:00:00 10/14/2021 20:00:00 America/New_York George Washington and the Age of Discovery: The 2021 USC George Washington Leadership Lecture

The annual George Washington Leadership Lecture explores the Father of our Country's lifelong accomplishments, providing a better understanding of him as a person, as well as his remarkable leadership, professional achievements, and lasting legacy.

This year's event will feature NASA’s Chief Scientist, Dr. James Green, in a discussion that will parallel George Washington’s age of exploration and discovery with our own time.

A reception will follow the lecture.

In-Person Attendance Virtual Attendance

This lecture series was established through a generous gift by Maribeth Borthwick '73, who also serves as the Vice Regent for California of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

This event is presented by the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.

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NASA's Discoveries & the Future of Space Exploration

The desire of 18th-century Americans like Washington to know the land to the west—the makeup of the soil, the sources of water, the topography and terrain—are surprisingly similar to the kinds of questions humanity is exploring today on the surface of Mars and elsewhere in the solar system.

Join Dr. Green in a conversation about NASA’s latest discoveries, the future of space exploration, and how our efforts to understand our universe relate to our shared history.

Attend in Person or Watch Live Thursday, October 14 at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT

About the Speaker

Jim Green, Ph.D., is the Chief Scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where he serves as principal adviser to the administrator and other senior officials on agency science programs, strategic planning, science policy, and the evaluation of related investments.

Prior to his appointment as the chief scientist, Dr. Green was the director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters from August 2006 to April 2018. Under his leadership, he managed the New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Pluto, the Juno spacecraft to Jupiter, and the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, just to name a few.

Jim was also the lead consultant on the movie “The Martian.”

Contact

Stephen A. McLeod

Director, Library Programs

703.799.8686

smcleod@mountvernon.org

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