The entire Lab community is invited to this lecture given by Lab alumnus John R. McNeill, '71.
John "Rob" McNeill, a University Professor of Foreign Service and History at Georgetown University, will deliver the lecture to honor the memory of his father, William H. McNeill, '34, AB'38, AM'39.
Rob McNeill is known for his book, Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the 20th-Century World. He has held two Fulbright awards, a Guggenheim fellowship, a MacArthur grant, a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and a visiting appointment at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.
Rob is the second Labbie to be named president of the American Historical Association, the world's largest organization of professional historians. His father was appointed to the same role in 1985. Rob will begin his one year term in January 2019. Read more about both academicians in this piece written by University of Chicago Dean of the College John W. Boyer, the Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of History. William McNeill, who died in 2016, was the University of Chicago Robert A. Millikan Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and taught at the University for 40 years.
Students, parents, and members of the University community including emeritus faculty and former students of William H. McNeill are invited to attend.
This event is organized by the U-High History Department. Questions: please contact U-High History Department Chair, Charles Disantis. No RSVP needed.