The Columbia Alumni Association of the Carolinas is excited to host Professor Kenneth Jackson on the evening of February 6th, 2018 in Charlotte, NC, where he will be delivering a talk titled “The Roller Coaster of History: The Rise, Decline, and Rise Again of New York”.
The event will be held at the Duke Energy Center in Uptown Charlotte. There will be a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception with Professor Jackson prior to the start of his presentation.
DATE: Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
TIME: 5:30-6:30PM Cocktail & hors d'oeuvres reception, 6:30-7:30PM Presentation
LOCATION: **UPDATED LOCATION: Duke Energy Center, 550 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 (10th Floor, Levine Room)
PRICE: $15 CAAC Members, $20 Non-Members
There is limited capacity for this event, so be sure to RSVP early! CAAC Members will have priority access to registration before it is open to all alumni.
The Roller Coaster of History: The Rise, Decline, and Rise Again of New York:
In 1950, New York was the capital of the world and the greatest city on earth. In 1975, it was in decline, industry and corporations were leaving, white flight was in full flower, crime was rising, and the city was technically bankrupt. In 2010, the city was once again on top, with population gains in the hundreds of thousands, with declining crime, rising property values, and record-breaking tourism. The talk will analyze these shifts and make predictions about the future.
More about Professor Kenneth Jackson:
Professor Jackson is Director of the Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History and the Jacques Barzun Professor of History at Columbia University, where he has also chaired the department of history. He has lectured at hundreds of colleges, universities, civic groups, and historical societies around the world, and he has been a featured guest on the NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, ABC Nightline, CBS Evening News, CBS Up to the Minute, CNN, the History Channel, East West Television, and more than sixty documentary productions. Professor Jackson’s full bio can be accessed here.