Get to know the all-star professors of ProfTalks Lectures! We’re bringing some of the best and brightest minds to Toronto on April 25. Each week we give you an insider’s look at one of our award-winning speakers.
Political personalities, privacy, scandal … There’s always a hot topic in politics and there’s one ProfTalks lecturer who is dedicated to getting to the heart of these issues.
Introducing Professor Robert P. Watson
Specializing in American history and politics, Dr. Watson has served as a visiting fellow or scholar with over a dozen organizations across the United States. His ground-breaking work has earned him numerous awards, including for his contributions to the study of the presidency (International Abraham Lincoln Center), for the civics and history programs he offers to schools (Children’s Hero Award), and for his election commentary and the voting guides he distributes to schools and media outlets (League of Women Voters’ Good Government Award).
Dr. Watson is just as active outside of academia: from organizing voter registration drives to moderating political debates, he is recognized for his community engagement. He has co-founded three non-profits dedicated to civic engagement, political reform, and fact checking political ads. He has been interviewed thousands of times by media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, USA Today, The New York Times, and the BBC. In addition, he has appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, C-SPAN, and Voice of America among many other shows.
Read Dr. Watson’s full professional biography here.
Catch Dr. Watson at ProfTalks in Toronto
Dr. Watson brings his historical and political acuity to ProfTalks on April 25 where he will be talking about The Unknown History of Sex and Scandal in the White House. President Bill Clinton wasn’t the first and certainly wasn’t the worst when it came to misbehaviour in the White House. This lecture will reveal some of the most intriguing but little-known affairs in the White House, raising questions about the role of the media, the privacy of public officials, and the character of leaders. And along the way, there will be plenty of salacious and funny stories!
Hear a sneak peek: click here to listen to Dr. Watson describe his lecture!
DID YOU KNOW? Dr. Watson speaks regularly to sold-out audiences at Florida Atlantic University’s Life Long Learning Society in Boca Raton. Enjoy this rare opportunity to hear Dr. Watson right here in Toronto as he informs and entertains on “Affairs of State.”