George Fox University invites one of our nation's most accomplished Civil War historians to speak

Oct. 17, 2023 7 p.m.
Canyon Commons


Dr. Allen C. Guelzo

NEWBERG, Ore. – Guest lecturer Dr. Allen C. Guelzo will give a talk, entitled “Why Do We Remember the Civil War?,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17 on the campus of George Fox University. The free lecture is open to the public and will be held in the university’s Canyon Commons dining hall.

Dr. Guelzo is a distinguished Civil War historian and one of our country's foremost Lincoln scholars. He serves as director of the Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. He is a New York Times best-selling author and one of Power Line’s 100 “Top Professors” in America. As an eloquent and riveting speaker, he electrifies audiences with his gift for narrative and historical storytelling, making connections between past events and modern times.

Guelzo is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President, which won the Lincoln Prize for 2000; Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America, which won the Lincoln Prize for 2005; and Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America, which won the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize for 2008. His book on the battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, was a New York Times bestseller in 2013 and won another Lincoln Prize. His newest work on the Civil War era, Robert E. Lee: A Life, was published in September 2021.

His articles and essays have appeared in scholarly journals, and also in The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, Atlantic, National Interest, Weekly Standard, The Washington Post, and the  Los Angeles Times. He has also been featured on NPR, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, and Brian Lamb’s “Booknotes.”

George Fox University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best National University” and by The Wall Street Journal as the top private college in Oregon. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Oregon, and at teaching centers in Portland and Redmond, Oregon. George Fox offers more than 60 academic programs at the undergraduate level, degree-completion programs for working adults, and 20 masters and doctoral degrees.

Rob Felton
George Fox University