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C.V. Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

Advisory Council

Hon. Robert W. Duemling (Chair), former U.S. Ambassador to Suriname; former President and Director, National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.; Vice Chairman, Trustees’ Council, National Gallery of Art; member emeritus, Board of Visitors and Governors, Washington College

Daniel Aaron, Victor S. Thomas Professor Emeritus of English and American Literature, Harvard University; author, Unwritten War: Writers of the Civil War

Steven ClemonsExecutive Vice President, the New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.; former Executive Director, Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom, Washington, D.C.

Dennis Fiori, President, Massachusetts Historical Society; former President, Maryland Historical Society.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University; Director, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research; 1981 MacArthur Fellow; founder, Black Periodical Literature Project; editor, The Norton Anthology of African American Literature

Jack S. Griswold, former Chairman, Washington College Board of Visitors and Governors; Director and Senior Advisor, Brown Investment Advisory Trust Company; Trustee, Maryland Historical Society

Ronald Hoffman, William E. Pullen Professor of History and Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, College of William and Mary; author, Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland: A Carroll Saga, 1500–1782; coeditor, Perspectives on the American Revolution (15 vols.)

John RobertsDirector, the Starr Foundation; former Chairman and CEO, American International Underwriters; former Vice Chairman of External Affairs, American International Group; Trustee, Corcoran Gallery of Art; member emeritus, Board of Visitors and Governors, Washington College

Thomas O. Stanley, Retired engineering executive, RCA; pioneered technology leading to the development of the digital video disc

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University School of Public Policy; Visiting Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland; former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Ted Widmer, Director and Librarian, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University; former Director, C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, Washington College; former Director for Speechwriting, National Security Council

Gordon S. Wood, Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History, Brown University; author, The Radicalism of the American Revolution; 1993 Pulitzer Prize for History; 1970 Bancroft Prize