2022 Speaker Series

The 2022 Lafayette Alliance Speaker Series was announced tonight during the Julien Icher lecture. Alliance Secretary, Alex Hughes, had the following to say “Like so many other organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic made us rethink the way we can reach out to our community. Attendance for the 2021 Speaker Series has already been above and beyond what we were hoping for and we are thrilled to announce a 2022 Speaker Series lineup!”

Dr. Lloyd Kramer, Friday, March 11, 2022, 6:00 pm

Lloyd Kramer and Richard Ingram, Lafayette Alliance Chair, discuss Dr. Kramer’s book Lafayette In Two Worlds: Public Cultures & Personal Identities in the Age of Revolutions.

Dr. Lloyd Kramer is Professor of History and Director of Carolina Public Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lloyd Kramer’s interests focus on Modern European History with an emphasis on nineteenth-century France. He is particularly interested in historical processes that shape cultural identities, including the experiences of cross-cultural exchange and the emergence of modern nationalism. Other research and teaching interests deal with the roles of intellectuals in modern societies and the theoretical foundations of historical knowledge. His teaching stresses the importance of reading, discussing, and writing about influential books in various eras of European history and world history. One recurring theme in all of his research and teaching stresses the importance of cross-cultural exchanges in modern world history.

Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky, Friday, May 13, 2022, 6:00 pm

Dr. Chervinsky discusses General Lafayette’s connection to her research on George Washington and the creation of the Cabinet!

Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky is a historian of Early America, the presidency, and the government — especially the president’s cabinet. She shares her research by writing everything from op-eds to books, speaking on podcasts and other media, and teaching every kind of audience. During this lecture, you’ll learn more about Chervinsky and her work, especially her recent book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution.

Stephanie Dray, Friday, July 8, 2022, 6:00pm

Stephanie Dray discusses her most recent book The Women of Chateau Lafayette!

Stephanie Dray is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of historical women’s fiction. Her award-winning work has been translated into eight languages and tops lists for the most anticipated reads of the year. Now she lives in Maryland with her husband, cats, and history books.

Alan Hoffman, Friday, September 9, 2022, 6:00 pm

Join us as Alan Hoffman and Richard Ingram, Lafayette Alliance Chair, discuss Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825: Journal of a Voyage in the United States.

Alan R. Hoffman obtained his BA in history from Yale College, where he studied under Professor Edmund Morgan, before earning a JD from Harvard Law School; and he practiced law in Boston. An avid reader of early American history, he “discovered” Lafayette in 2002 and spent two years translating Auguste Levasseur’s Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825, the first-hand account of Lafayette’s Farewell Tour of America written by his private secretary. This translation was published in 2006. Hoffman has lectured widely on Lafayette and has spoken in each of the 24 states that Lafayette visited during the Farewell Tour. Hoffman currently serves as President of the American Friends of Lafayette.