Jill Lepore in black turtleneck giving lecture
Lepore during her lecture to a full house on the stage of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center.

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Jill Lepore Delivers the Spring Rosenn Lecture

Award-winning writer and historian Jill Lepore delivered the Wilkes University Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities on Sunday, March 26, to a full house at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.

Upon arrival, Lepore met with over 20 Honors Program students for a Q&A session moderated by Jonathan Kuiken, director of the program and associate professor of history. She met with former Rosenn law clerks and community leaders and signed books at the conclusion of the lecture.

A bestselling author, journalist, popular podcaster and David Woods Kemper Professor of American History and Affiliate Professor of Law at Harvard University, she is also a staff writer at The New Yorker. Other essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, Foreign Affairs, Yale Law Journal, American Scholar and American Quarterly. Her works have been widely translated and anthologized.

Established in 1980 in recognition of Judge Rosenn’s exceptional contributions to public service at Wilkes, the Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities has had a broad spectrum of world-renowned speakers including Jon Meacham, Terry Gross, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bryan Stevenson, Anna Deavere Smith, Cory Booker and Bob Woodward. The Rosenn Lecture is held each spring and is free and open to the public. Find out more at wilkes.edu/rosenn.

Stacks of Lepore's book "Book of Ages" on table
Lepore signed books and answered questions from attendees after the lecture.
Lepore with Angela and President Greg Cant
Lepore with Angela and President Greg Cant