The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership is honored to host the Tomorrow Is Now virtual conference series in partnership with the COV-AID project sponsored by the Open Society University Network and the Talloires Network of Engaged Universities. Members of Eleanor’s Circle, as well as students and faculty across the global networks, are invited to participate in the live Zoom sessions where speakers from around the world will reflect on the relevance of Eleanor’s legacy during the pandemic.Tomorrow Is Now is the title of the last book authored by Eleanor Roosevelt.
On December 8, the network will host the Tomorrow Is Now conference with guest speaker David Michaelis, author of Eleanor, as he explores Eleanor Roosevelt’s legacy in today’s global challenges.
Hosted by Douglas Brinkley; an American author, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and professor of history at Rice University.
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David Michaelis is the bestselling author of Schulz and Peanuts and
N.C. Wyeth, which won the Ambassador Book Award for Biography. His latest book Eleanor, a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, was published in October 2020. This New York Times bestseller "presents a 'stunning' (The Wall Street Journal) breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt" (Simon & Schuster). He lives in New York with his wife and family.
Douglas Brinkley is an American author, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and professor of history at Rice University. Brinkley is the history commentator for CNN, and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. He is a public spokesperson on conservation issues.