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James MacGregor Burns To Deliver Tobias Lecture and Keynote Via Video at IUPUI


March 2, 2009

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James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize winner and presidential biographer will deliver the Tobias Lecture and Keynote of the Tobias Center’s Multi-Sector Forum via video conference March 5 at IUPUI. Burns has devoted his professional life to the study of leadership in its various forms, , specializing in presidential leadership.

The lecture and keynote will be delivered at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium of University Place Conference Center, 850 W. Michigan.

Burns will speak from Williams College in Massachusetts, interacting with a panel at IUPUI on questions related to leadership. The Tobias Lecture and reception that follows is free and open to the public. People who plan to attend can reserve a place by visiting The Tobias Lecture is a part of the Tobias Center’s three-day Multi-Sector Forum for which there is a $195 registration fee.

The Tobias Lecture focuses on leadership in and across all sectors of the workplace and brings together thoughtful practitioners and academicians in a setting that facilitates the examination of both the vision and spirit of leadership.

Members of the panel are:
Peri Arnold, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame;Richard Couto, Senior Scholar, James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland and the Union Institute, College Park, Maryland; Barbara Crosby, Associate Professor, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Academic Co-Director of the Center for Integrative Leadership, University of Minnesota; and Margaret Ferguson, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Political Science, IUPUI.