Legacies of George Washington: a conversation with Dr. Denver Brunsman, Associate Professor of History
When George Washington passed away in December 1799, he left an extensive legacy for America and the world. Washington’s legacies include foundational institutions, such as the presidency, the U.S. Army, and the capital city of Washington, D.C. His influence also touches complicated issues, including America’s racial divisions and questions over who should participate in the democratic process.
Join fellow GW alumni as Dr. Denver Brunsman discusses what America’s first president and GW’s namesake imparted to us. Dr. Brunsman will also explore Washington’s connections to the original Columbian College, later renamed The George Washington University. Come and learn how the original GW raised high. This conversation will be followed by a brief Q+A session.
Dr. Denver Brunsman is an Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair of GW's History Department, where his courses include “George Washington and His World,” taught annually at the Mount Vernon estate. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (2013), and coauthor of a leading college and AP U.S. History textbook, Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People (2016; 2020), as well as the e-books Leading Change: George Washington and Establishing the Presidency (2017) and George Washington and the Establishment of the Federal Government (2020). His honors include the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching Excellence at George Washington University (2018) and selection to the College Board AP U.S. History Development Committee (2018).
This event is free and open to everyone in the GW community. Please register your attendance in advance.