Dickinson State University's Alpha-Lambda-Pi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History National History Honors Society, in collaboration with the Theodore Roosevelt Center, is thrilled to announce a thought-provoking presentation by renowned historian Henry J. "Jerry" Hendrix, PhD.

Dr. Hendrix, a retired Navy Captain and distinguished author, will deliver a lecture titled "Theodore Roosevelt and the Navy" on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. The event will take place at Beck Auditorium in DSU's Klinefelter Hall and is open to the public free of charge.

With his extensive expertise in naval history and diplomacy, Dr. Hendrix will delve into the pivotal role Theodore Roosevelt played in shaping the United States Navy and its impact on the emergence of the American Century. Drawing from his publications, including Theodore Roosevelt's Naval Diplomacy: The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century and To Provide and Maintain a Navy, Dr. Hendrix promises to offer keen insights into Roosevelt's strategic vision and his enduring legacy in naval affairs.

"This lecture presents a unique opportunity for our community to gain a deeper understanding of Theodore Roosevelt's profound influence on the development of American naval power," said Jeff Wells, Dennis and Vaune Johnson endowed chair in U.S. History and advisor of the DSU Alpha-Lambda-Pi chapter. "We are honored to host Dr. Hendrix and invite everyone to join us for what promises to be an enlightening evening."

Attendees can expect an engaging discourse that explores Roosevelt's dynamic leadership, his advocacy for naval expansion, and the broader geopolitical implications of his naval policies.

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Beck Auditorium, Klinefelter Hall, Dickinson State University
Admission: Free and open to the public

For more information on the lecture, please contact Dr. Jeff Wells at (701) 502-4290 or via email at jeff.wells@dickinsonstate.edu.