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American University professor to speak for Annandale’s Constitution Day

The Annandale Campus Lyceum committee will present the Constitution Day speech at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Mark R. Warner Student Services Building (CA), Room 302. The speaker for the event will be Dr. Allan J. Lichtman, distinguished history professor at American University.

Lichtman will present the “The 13 Keys to the White House” during his speech where he will discuss some important topics regarding election and the U.S. presidency. Lichtman has authored or co-authored eight books, including most recently, FDR and the Jews (Harvard, 2013) with Richard Breitman and The Keys to the White House, 2012 Edition (Rowman& Littlefield).

Lichtman and Breitman’s work won the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish History, and the book was a New York Times editor’s choice in 2013. This body of work was also a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History. The history professor – who received the American University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award for 1992-93 – has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad and has provided commentary for all major television and radio networks.

Lichtman’s speech will also cover the keys system that has correctly predicted the popular vote outcome in every election from 1984 to 2012. His Constitution Day speech at NOVA-Annandale is free and open to the public.


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu



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