Featured Panelist: David Greenberg

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DAVID GREENBERG is an associate professor of History and of Journalism & Media Studies at Rutgers University and a frequent commentator in thenational news media on politics and public affairs. For spring 2014 he is a Visiting Associate Professor of History at Columbia University.

His books include Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image (W.W. Norton, 2003), which won the Washington Monthly Book Award, the American Journalism History Association Book Award, and the Bancroft Dissertation Award from Columbia University; and Calvin Coolidge (Times Books, 2006), a part of the American Presidents series.

Formerly a full-time journalist, he served as managing editor and acting editor of The New Republic, where remains a contributing editor, and has been a regular contributor to Slate since its founding. He has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Daedalus, Raritan, and other scholarly and popular publications.

His awards and honors include the Hiett Prize in 2008,
given each year to a single junior scholar in the humanities whose work has had a public influence and a fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He graduated from Yale, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and earned his PhD from Columbia. He is writing a history of the rise of political spin and the American presidency in the
20th century.

Greenberg will present  “The Lippmann-Mencken Debate: Rethinking the Crisis of Public Opinion in the 1920s” in the first session of scholar-to-scholar roundtables at 9:05 a.m., so get to the conference early.