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Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary

220 Eggers Hall

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The Maxwell School and the Campbell Public Affairs Institute invite you to a book discussion Though Daniel Patrick Moynihan never wrote an autobiography, he was a gifted author and voluminous correspondent, and in this selection from his letters Steven Weisman has compiled a vivid portrait of Moynihan’s life, in the Senator’s own words. His letters offer an extraordinary window into particular moments in history, from his feelings of loss at JFK’s assassination, to his passionate pleas to Nixon not to make Vietnam a Nixon war, to his frustrations over health care and welfare reform during the Clinton era. This book showcases the range of Moynihan’s intellect and interests, his appreciation for his constituents, his renowned wit, and his warmth even for those with whom he profoundly disagreed. Join Steve as well as others in the community and the Maxwell School who knew and worked with Senator Moynihan to discuss the book and the Senator’s life, work, and intellect. Discussion of the book will be followed by a reception and book signing in the Eggers Commons

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.