Arthur Vandenberg & The Lost Art Of Bipartisan Statesmanship
November 14, 2012
The Hauenstein Center teamed up with the National Endowment for the Humanities and World Affairs Councils of America to present a national forum on Michigan’s most famous senator, Arthur Vandenberg. The Grand Rapids native was a principled Republican who knew how to work with leading Democrats – including Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman – to forge a bipartisan foreign policy in the 1940s and 1950s. Renown historians Richard Norton Smith, H. W. Brands, Kiron Skinner and others joined with Vandenberg biographer Hank Meijer to explore the lessons of Vandenberg’s statesmanship for our times. The event was open to public in West Michigan, and was webstreamed live to some 100 World Affairs Councils around the U.S.
Hank Meijer on the Life of Arthur Vandenberg