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2019 Chautauqua Season

Larry P. Arnn • Amphitheater Lecture Series

Jul 23, 2019 10:45am ‐ Jul 23, 2019 12:00pm



Larry P. Arnn
12th president of Hillsdale College

Larry P. Arnn is the 12th president of Hillsdale College, where he also serves as a professor of politics and history, teaching courses on Aristotle, Winston Churchill, and the American Constitution.

Under Arnn’s leadership, Hillsdale College has launched several new initiatives, and has established a distinguished visiting fellowship program which brings leading scholars and public figures to campus to teach courses. Imprimis, the college’s national speech digest, has increased its monthly circulation to over 3.7 million.

Prior to Hillsdale, Arnn was an editor for Public Research, Syndicated, and then president of Claremont Institute for 15 years, where he was the founding chairman of the California Civil Rights Initiative. Arnn also lived and studied in England, where he served as director of research for the late Sir Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill.

Arnn is on the board of directors of the Heritage Foundation, the Henry Salvatori Center of Claremont McKenna College, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and the Claremont Institute. He served on the U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors, for which he earned the Department of the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal. In 2015, Arnn received the Bradley Prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

Arnn is the author of three books, and editor of The Churchill Documents, a sub-series in the official biography of Winston Churchill. The official biography is the largest of its kind, and under Arnn’s direction, will grow to a total of 31 volumes.

Arrn received his Bachelor of Arts from Arkansas State University, and his master’s and Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School. He also studied at the London School of Economics, and at Worcester College, Oxford University.

(Note: This biography was up-to-date as of the date of the lecture. Biographies are not updated over time.)


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