Abraham Lincoln was a well-read President who was very familiar with Shakespeare's works. Whether in tragedy or comedy, Shakespeare's characters faced a tumultuous world, as did President Lincoln with a bloody Civil War.
Shakespeare's Influence on
What lessons did President Lincoln draw from Shakespeare to face his Herculean challenges?
Learn about this little-known aspect of Abraham Lincoln in a fascinating and lively presentation by
Dr. Peter Schramm, professor of political science
and well-known scholar at Ohio's Ashland University.
Meet and Greet with lite Refreshments from 1:00-2:00 PM
Peter W. Schramm is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program at the Ashbrook Center and a Professor of Political Science at Ashland University. Prior to his work at Ashland, he served in the Reagan Administration as the Director of the Center for International Education in the United States Department of Education. Before entering government service, Dr. Schramm was the President of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy, in Claremont, California.
Dr. Schramm earned his Ph.D. in government from the Claremont Graduate School in 1980. He holds two Master of Arts degrees, one from Claremont in Government and the other in International History from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London.
Dr. Schramm has edited, co-edited, and contributed to a number of books, including, Natural Right and Political Right,The 1984 Election and the Future of American Politics, Lessons of the Bush Defeat, American Political Parties and Constitutional Politics, Consequences of the Clinton Victory, Separation of Powers and Good Government, Statecraft and Power, History of American Political Thought, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution and wrote the Introduction to Lord Charnwood's
Abraham Lincoln: A Biography (Madison Books, 1996).