The Clough Colloquium was established through the generosity of Charles I. Clough ’64 and Gloria L. Clough, MDiv’90, MS’96. Chuck’s vision for the Colloquium was to introduce members of the BC Community to persons of high ethical standards who had become leaders in their respective fields. Through these speaking programs students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff would be exposed to first-hand knowledge of what it means to truly lead. Our goal is to offer these opportunities twice yearly, pulling leaders from all fields and backgrounds at both the national and international levels. Prominent Clough Colloquium guests have included Gov. Jon Hunstman; Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia; and Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize-winning Iranian activist and lawyer. Visit our past speakers page to view the full list.
The American Spirit
Author and Historian
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
4:00 p.m. | Robsham Theater
Doors open at 3:30PM and seating is based on a first-come, first-served basis
David McCullough is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award. His first book was The Johnstown Flood (1968); and he has since written ten more on such topics as Harry S. Truman, John Adams, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Wright brothers. McCullough has also narrated numerous documentaries, such as The Civil War by Ken Burns, as well as the 2003 film Seabiscuit; and he hosted American Experience for twelve years. McCullough's two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, Truman and John Adams, have been adapted by HBO into a TV film and a miniseries, respectively.