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Symposium: Revolutionary and Human Rights Champion: Lafayette and his Legacy

September 7 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm

Join The American Friends of Lafayette for a day-long symposium sponsored by Fairfield University at the Fairfield University Campus on Saturday, September 7, 2024. Check back for registration and further information!

Morning session 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Lafayette: Historiography and Biography, and Lessons for Today

Moderator:

Dr. Lloyd Kramer, History Professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Author of Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions.

Panelists:

Dr. Robert Rhodes Crout, History Professor Emeritus at College of Charleston and President Emeritus of the American Friends of Lafayette. Associate Editor of Lafayette in the Age of the American Revolution: Selected Letters and Papers, 1776-1790, volumes III-V.

Dr. Paul S. Spalding, Religion Professor Emeritus at Illinois College. Author of Lafayette: Prisoner of State.

Mike Duncan, podcaster and best-selling author of Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution.

Lunch 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm (available for purchase for onsite attendees)

Afternoon session 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lafayette and Human Rights

Moderator:

Alan Hoffman, President of the American Friends of Lafayette. Translator of Auguste Levasseur’s Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825: Journal of a Voyage to the United States

Panelists:

Dr. Lloyd Kramer, History Professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Author of Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions.

Dr. John Stauffer, Professor of American Studies and African American Studies at Harvard University. Author of Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

Diane Shaw, Director Emerita of Special Collections & College Archives at Lafayette College, which has extensive holdings on the Marquis de Lafayette. Co-editor and contributing author of “A True Friend of the Cause”: Lafayette and the Antislavery Movement.