The Richardson American Studies Lecture Series

Join us for the 30th anniversary of the Richardson Lecture on October 19th, 2017

The Georgetown University American Studies Program 
 30th anniversary address in 
The Richardson American Studies Lecture Series

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 

Riggs Library 

doors at 4:45PM

lecture at 5:00PM

Reception to follow

"How America Came Unwound" 
The failure of America's democratic institutions didn't happen overnight. The Trump era was a long time coming. 
by George Packer

George Packer has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2003. He is the author, most recently, of "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America", a New York Times bestseller, which won the 2013 National Book Award for non-fiction. He has published four other works of non-fiction, including "The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq"; two novels; and a play, "Betrayed", based on a New Yorker article, which ran five months Off Broadway in 2008 and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. Packer has been a Guggenheim Fellow and twice a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. In 2016-17 he was a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library and a New America Foundation Fellow. He is currently writing a book on Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American Century.