Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Lecture Series

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin

“Team of Rivals: The Leadership Lessons from Abraham Lincoln”

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
University of Northern Iowa

Doris Kearns Goodwin, former assistant to Lyndon B. Johnson during his term in the White House, offers a behind-the-scenes perspective in national politics at the highest levels. She later assisted Johnson in the preparation of his memoirs. Since then, she has authored biographies of several U.S. presidents. Her most recent book, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” inspired Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln.”

As a noted authority, Goodwin appears regularly on network television programs and was an on-air consultant for PBS documentaries on Lyndon B. Johnson, the Kennedy family, Franklin Roosevelt and Ken Burns’ “The History of Baseball.” As the first female reporter to enter the Boston Red Sox locker room, Goodwin was a trailblazer for women covering sports.

The Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series, established in 2001 by alumna and former Iowa Lt. Governor Joy Cole Corning, brings to campus nationally and internationally renowned leaders in the arts, business, education, government and the judiciary. The series provides students with an understanding of what constitutes leadership across disciplines and helps them discover how people become leaders in their fields.


Admission is free; tickets are required.

Tickets will be available:

Sept. 5 - UNI students only;
Sept. 6 - UNI students, faculty and staff;
Sept. 9 - General Public.

Tickets will be available at all UNItix locations or call 319-273-7469