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Matthew Pinsker Discusses Abraham Lincoln's Partisan Leadership During March 5 Lecture at Wilkes University

Contact: Vicki Mayk

Boss Lincoln: Understanding AbrahamLincoln’s Partisan Leadership will be discussed at a lecture given by Matthew Pinsker, the Brian Pohanka Chair of Civil War History at Dickinson College. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom at Wilkes University.


The event is free but advance seating is required. To reserve seating or for more information, contact Lanie Jordan at meliss.jordan@wilkes.edu or call (570) 408-2120.


Pinsker’s lecture will expand on three learning points about Lincoln, including his being an organization builder, not just a visionary leader.  Pinsker will also discuss Lincoln’s goal to develop and expand coalitions as well as being a leader who understood the limits of his leadership.


Currently serving as a visiting research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College, Pinsker is also a Bernard L. Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC.


He is the author of two books: Abraham Lincoln – a volume in the American Presidents Reference Series and Lincoln’s Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers’ Home. Pinsker has also been widely published in the history of American politics, contributing to the Journal of American History and several other academic journals in addition to newspapers. He appears regularly on television channels, such as C-SPAN and the History Channel.


Pinsker graduated from Harvard College and received a doctorate in modern history from the University of Oxford.


This lecture is part of a series presented by the Wilkes University Family Business Alliance, developed by regional business owners. The alliance is a member-driven organization that aims to enable local family businesses to maintain and grow a profitable business and successfully transfer management and ownership to the next generation. The alliance provides its members with executive educational programs, enhanced networking opportunities with fellow family business owners, a forum to discuss common issues and concerns, and exposure to nationally recognized experts to ensure that the businesses’ needs are constantly identified and addressed.

Published On: 2/19/2014
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