The Ides of March: Leadership and Forgiveness

with Barry Strauss

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UW–Milwaukee at Waukesha – Northview Hall, Room N133
@ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bestselling author Barry Strauss is a classicist and a military and naval historian and consultant. He is a recognized authority on leadership and the lessons that can be learned from the experiences of the greatest political and military leaders of the ancient world.

In the 2024 UWM at Waukesha Distinguished Lecture, Strauss explores insights into leadership and forgiveness from the life and death of Julius Caesar. Was Caesar too forgiving or too lenient towards his enemies? Did his forgiveness make him more or less respected and loved by the people? Did his forgiveness prevent or provoke further violence and conflict? How should a leader balance forgiveness and justice, mercy and authority, generosity and prudence? On the eve of the Ides of March, join the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership and UW–Milwaukee at Waukesha to learn the answers.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Barry S. Strauss is the Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies at Cornell University, where he is the former Chair of the Department of History as well as Professor of History and Classics. He is also the Corliss Page Dean Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Series Editor of Princeton’s Turning Points in Ancient History. He also served as Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale and a B.A. from Cornell.