Jon Meacham to Speak at Redlands: What Should America be Looking for in a President

The 2016 presidential race is unlike any seen before. It has opened endless discussion and insight on the values of this nation for better or for worse. Jon Meacham, a presidential historian, will be speaking at 7:30 p.m on Wednesday, Sept. 23 in the University of Redlands chapel to discuss the election and present his speech, “What Should America be Looking for in a President.”


Meacham’s writing on politics is highly reputable because of his experience within the American political system. Meacham has held a position on the Council for Foreign Affairs and is a fellow of the Society of American Historians. He is currently a contributing editor for TIME magazine and is the executive vice president and executive editor at Random House. Meacham has held many positions throughout the media industry, such as managing editor of Newsweek and an editor at the Washington Monthly.


Meacham has written six books on American history. His book “Destiny and Power and Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power” was No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list and won the Pulitzer Prize. Meacham’s writing is regarded with great prestige and is seen as one of the nation’s most trustworthy intellectuals and political commentators.


If you are confused about the election, looking to better understand the U.S. political system or just enjoy a powerful speaker, come see Jon Meacham. This event was sponsored by ASUR Lectures and Convocations. Tickets are free for students and cost $10 for the community.