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Speaker Series: David M. Rubenstein

December 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CLS is thrilled to welcome back David M. Rubenstein, New York Times bestselling author of How to Lead, The American Story, and now the capstone book in a trilogy, The American Experiment : Dialogues on a Dream.  In this lively collection of conversations from some of our nations’ greatest minds, Rubenstein explores the inspiring story of America as a grand experiment in democracy, culture, innovation, and ideas. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased with the link below or by calling 843-723-9912.

These conversations include:
Jill Lepore on the promise of America
Madeleine Albright on the American immigrant
Ken Burns on war
Henry Louis Gates Jr. on reconstruction
Elaine Weiss on suffrage
John Meacham on civil rights
Walter Isaacson on innovation
David McCullough on the Wright Brothers
John Barry on pandemics and public health
Wynton Marsalis on music
Billie Jean King on sports
Rita Moreno on film

This event is in-person and ticketed – to purchase tickets, click here.

To purchase a copy of The American Experiment, click here!

Please Note: We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and greatly value the safety of our patrons. All events require masks for entry and are subject to change from in-person to Zoom format if safety protocols need to be amended. To stay up to date on this event’s details, we recommend you check this page regularly. All ticket sales are final.

About the Book: Exploring the diverse make-up of our country’s DNA through interviews with Pulitzer Prize–winning historians, diplomats, music legends, and sports giants, The American Experiment captures the dynamic arc of a young country reinventing itself in real-time. Through these enlightening conversations, the American spirit comes alive, revealing the setbacks, suffering, invention, ingenuity, and social movements that continue to shape our vision of what America is—and what it can be.

About the Author: David M. Rubenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Lead and The American Story. He is cofounder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private equity firms. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an original signer of The Giving Pledge and a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy and the MoMA’s David Rockefeller Award. The host of The David Rubenstein Show on Bloomberg TV and PBS, he lives in the Washington, DC area.


December 14, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm