On Nov. 29 at 4:15 p.m. at JRC 101 Grinnell College alumni Doug Hess ’91 and George McJimsey ’58 will lead a panel discussion titled “The Bully Pulpit of the 'Other President': Hopkins' Defense of the New Deal.” Doug Hess is a research and strategy consultant in Washington, D.C. with a Ph.D. in Public Policy. With twenty years of experience in public affairs, Hess has managed multi-faceted research and advocacy projects for prominent nonprofits in several fields, including social policy and civil rights. George McJimsey’s portion of the panel will focus on “Harry Hopkins as an Instrument of State.” McJimsey, professor emeritus of history at Iowa State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is a Hopkins scholar. His book on Hopkins, “Harry Hopkins: Ally of the Poor and Defender of Democracy”, was published in 1987 by Harvard, and subsequently nominated the publication for a Pulitzer Prize.
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