Special Event

The American Story: An Evening With David Rubenstein

Monday, January 13, 2020 | 7:00pm

Join Dean Randy Hollerith in an evening of conversation with philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to discuss his new book, “The American Story: Conversations With Master Historians.”

Rubenstein’s new book spans the breadth of American history to explore the lives of some of our most beloved leaders, from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln to Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan. The compilation of interviews with notable historians and journalists examines the lessons of history and the values that underpin public leadership.

As co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, Rubenstein is a proponent of “Patriotic Philanthropy,” and has made transformative gifts to Monticello, the National Archives, the National Zoo, the Library of Congress, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. He was a singular force in repairing earthquake damage to the Washington Monument. He is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

The evening will begin with an introduction by Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and CEO of WETA, which produces The David Rubenstein Show: Peer to Peer Conversations.

The intimate discussion is presented by the Institute for Ethics and Public Engagement of the new Cathedral College of Faith & Culture at Washington National Cathedral, which fosters conversations and collaborations that inspire and challenge.

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  • Dates Offered
    • January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm