George Washington and the Age of Discovery

Thursday, October 14 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Fred W. Smith National Library 3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Mount Vernon, VA 22121 Fred W. Smith National Library 3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Mount Vernon, VA 22121

The desire of 18th century Americans, like Washington, was to understand the land to the West – the makeup of its soil, its sources of water, the topography and terrain. This quest for knowledge is surprisingly similar to the kinds of questions humanity is exploring today off-planet, on the surface of Mars and elsewhere in the solar system. 

Join Dr. James L. Green, Chief Scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in a conversation about NASA’s latest discoveries, the future of space exploration, and how our efforts to understand our universe relate to our shared history. Joining Dr. Green will be Kevin Butterfield, Executive Director of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, and David Sloane, Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

A reception will follow the lecture.

This event is brought to you by the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.

Established through a generous gift by Maribeth Borthwick '73, who also serves as the Vice Regent for California of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, this lecture series explores the Father of our Country's lifelong accomplishments, providing a better understanding of him as a person, as well as his remarkable leadership, professional achievements, and lasting legacy.

 

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Dial-In Information

https://checkout.mountvernon.org/library2021/uscleadership

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop

Audience

Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff

Website

https://conta.cc/3AAFrjI

Cost

FREE

Department
Price School of Public Policy
Hashtag

#NASA

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