Writing the History of the Ford Foundation
Monday, April 18, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Allwin HallCost: Free
31 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511
International Security Studies will host a presentation by Professor David Cannadine, a historian from Princeton University who will discuss his new project on the history of the Ford Foundation.
Professor Sir David Cannadine is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford and former President of the British Academy (2017-2021). He is author of many books, including: Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906, The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, Class in Britain, Ornamentalism, The Undivided Past, and biographies of G.M Trevelyan, Andrew W. Mellon, King George V and Margaret Thatcher.
Cannadine has helped transform public perception of key historical figures (namely politicians) through his BBC Radio 4 Series Prime Ministers Props and his latest book Churchill, The Statesman as Artist which provides the most important account yet of Winston Churchill’s life in art. He is a Trustee of the Wolfson Foundation, the Gladstone Library and many more. He sits on the Bank of England Banknote Advisory Committee and is a Vice President of the Victorian Society. Cannadine is the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He became the 168th president of the Birmingham & Midland Institute in 2021.
The conversation will be moderated by Arne Westad, ISS director and the Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale.
The in-person event is open to members of the Yale campus community with Yale ID.