KeyNote speakers

Michael Beschloss

Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian, best-selling author of nine books, New York Times columnist and Emmy-winning contributor to NBC News and the PBS NewsHour. 
The New York Times Book Review has called Beschloss "easily the most widely recognized presidential historian in the United States." Beschloss also serves as the NBC News presidential historian—the first time any major TV network created such a position.
Beschloss is an alumnus of Phillips Academy (Andover) and Williams College, he also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School, where he studied leadership and business history. He has served as an historian at the Smithsonian Institution, a resident scholar at Oxford University and a senior fellow of the Annenberg Foundation.
Beschloss is a trustee of the White House Historical Association and the National Archives Foundation, and is a former trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. Beschloss was born in Chicago in 1955 and lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and their two sons.
Keynote Address, Toll Fellow Graduation and Luncheon
Noon, Dec. 16, 2017