The Vision of Thomas Jefferson for Today's America
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
1 Pace Plaza, NYC
|Eric S. Petersen, a New York attorney and editor of Light and Liberty: Reflections on the Pursuit of Happiness (a compilation of Jefferson's writings) and Bill Barker, the well-known Jefferson interpreter based in Colonial Williamsburg will present the "The Vision of Thomas Jefferson for Today's America." Jefferson's legacy and vision are surprisingly relevant today in the midst of the global economic crisis. Eric Petersen and Bill Barker (as Thomas Jefferson) will discuss the issues of
Two great admirers of Thomas Jefferson will share their insights as to the character and principles of this great American. Eric Petersen, a New York attorney and editor of Light and Liberty, a book of inspiration drawn from Jefferson's writings, will present Jefferson's enduring life philosophy and its continuing relevance.
Bill Barker, the well-known Jefferson interpreter based in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, will offer a portrayal of Jefferson, the man, so genuine that you will feel as if you are engaged in a conversation with Thomas Jefferson himself. It was once said that Thomas Jefferson "had a charm of manner and conversation that passed all description" and that he poured out instruction "like light from an inexhaustible solar fountain." Bill Barker conveys that brilliance and amiability in his always deft and engaging portrayal.
About Eric S. Petersen
Mr. Petersen graduated cum laude from Brown University in 1970 with a degree in American History, and from the University of Chicago Law School in 1973. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs including ABC, CNBC, CNN and the Fox News Channel and offered lectures around the country and as far away as the University of Iceland. He enjoys marathon running, meditation and international travel.
About Bill Barker
Over the years he has evolved a repertoire of Jefferson presentations tailored to corporate and government audiences, as well as schools, societies and festivals. Bill Barker performed as Jefferson at the White House, the Palace of Versailles and throughout the United States, Great Britain, France and the Las Vegas Strip. He presented for Chataqua and has been featured as Jefferson in several magazines including Time, People, Atlantic, Philadelphia, Southern Living, Reader's Digest, and the Colonial Williamsburg Journal.
For more information, contact event coordinator Professor Elena Goldman, firstname.lastname@example.org, (212)618-6516.