Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2006
Frances FitzGerald is a distinguished author and journalist. Her work in cultural history and politics has earned her the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft Prize for History, the National Academy of Arts and Sciences Award, Overseas Press Club awards for the best interpretation of foreign affairs, The English Speaking Union award for literature, and the Los Angeles Times award for non-fiction. Her books include Fire in the Lake: the Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam, America Revised: History Schoolbooks in the Twentieth Century, Cities on a Hill: A Journey through Contemporary American Cultures, and Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War. She is a contributor to The New Yorker and has written for numerous other publications including The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Architectural Digest, Islands and Rolling Stone. She is currently a board member of the Citizens Committee for New York City, The Nation Magazine, and the Society of American Historians as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the New York Institute for the Humanities. FitzGerald joins the American Academy as a Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Visitor for a discussion of the critical fault lines within the American Evangelical community.