Alan B. Larkin


Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency





The 2016 Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency will host keynote speaker Brian BaloghThe Presidency and American Capitalism Since 1945 in a two-day event beginning on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium on Florida Atlantic University's Boca Raton campus. This event will be moderated by Mark Rose, Professor of History, Department of History, Florida Atlantic University. 

Brian Balogh is the Compton Professor at the Miller Center and the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia.  He founded the Miller Center National Fellowship and currently chairs that program.  His most recent books are The Associational State:  American Governance in the Twentieth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015 and A Government out of Sight: The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America (Cambridge University Press, 2009).  His collection of essays, Between the Cycles: Essays on the Evolution of Twentieth-Century American Governance (University of Pennsylvania Press, Politics and Culture in Modern America Series, forthcoming) will be published in 2012.  Balogh is currently working on two book-length projects:  In the Nation’s Backyard:  How History Preserved Rural Life in Green Springs, 1970 to the Present, and Building a Modern State:  Gifford Pinchot and the Tangled Roots of Administration in the United States.  His previous books and articles explore U.S. political history, environmental history and the history of technology.  Balogh is the co-host of Backstory with the American History Guys , a nationally syndicated radio show that appears on Public Broadcasting Stations across the country.

Balogh received the Z Society Distinguished Faculty Award for 2010-2011 and is the recipient of numerous other teaching and mentoring awards.  He teaches several undergraduate courses, including “Viewing America, 1940 – 1980 and “Digitizing America, 1980 to the Present.”    Balogh received his B.A. from Harvard and his Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins.  Before starting graduate school he served in Massachusetts and New York City government for eight years where he was a budget analyst, advisor to New York City Council President Carol Bellamy, and associate director of income maintenance programs for the New York City Department of Social Services.

Mark Rose studies and teaches the social and policy bases of American life in the 20th Century. He is the author of more than forty articles in such journals as the Journal of Urban History , Technology and Culture , The Journal of Policy History , and the Journal of Planning History . Rose’s books include Interstate: Highway Politics and Policy Since 1939, 3d.ed.rev (with Raymond Mohl, and Cities of Light and Heat: Domesticating Gas and Electricity in Urban America . For another book, The Best Transportation System in the World: Railroads, Trucks, Airlines and American Public Policy in the Twentieth Century, Rose served as Senior Author (with Paul Barrett and Bruce E. Seely). Rose’s research has been supported by grant agencies including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

A book signing will follow the event in the alcove of the Kaye Auditorium.

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, FAU's Boca Raton campus some sixteen panelists from various universities will participate in discussing various topics related to the Presidency and American Capitalism.

For tickets, call 1.800.564.9539, visit www.fauevents.com or drop by the FAU Box Office located in FAU's Student Union.

Free parking available in parking Garage 1, Lots 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17.


If you are coming from I-95, exit Glades Road East.

Head east approximately 1/4 miles to NW 10 Avenue.

Make a left turn on to NW 10 Avenue.

After you go over one speed bump, turn right into the first parking lot.

(Parking Lot#16) on the right hand side of the road.

The auditorium is located inside The Student Union Building just north of the parking lot.





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