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Global Perspectives with Michael Beschloss


On April 1, Robert S. Kaplan, president and CEO of the Dallas Fed, discussed national and global economic issues with Michael Beschloss, historian, leadership scholar and author of 10 books, most recently the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller Presidents of War.

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About Michael Beschloss

Beschloss is a historian, leadership scholar and author of 10 books, most recently the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller Presidents of War.

Beschloss appears regularly as the NBC News presidential historian and contributor to the PBS NewsHour and has been a contributing columnist to the New York Times. He won an Emmy and received six honorary degrees and numerous other awards. He has more than a half-million Twitter followers.

Beschloss has served as a historian at the Smithsonian Institution, a scholar at the University of Oxford and a senior fellow of the Annenberg Foundation. Among his earlier books are two volumes on Lyndon Johnson’s secret tapes; The Conquerors, about Franklin Roosevelt, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust; and Presidential Courage. He was also co-author (with Caroline Kennedy) of the best-seller Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy.

Born in Chicago, Beschloss is an alumnus of Phillips Academy (Andover) and Williams College, where he studied under leadership author James MacGregor Burns. At Harvard Business School, Beschloss studied leadership in the private and public sectors.

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