PARCA Speaker Series

Bringing thoughtful perspectives to Alabama's engaged leaders.

The PARCA Speaker Series brings important, relevant voices to Alabama for an evening with our state’s thought leaders and opinion makers.

September 12, 2024 - Larry Sabato

Larry Sabato is a New York Times best-selling author, Emmy Award winner and respected political analyst! He directs Sabato’s Crystal Ball website, a leader in accurately predicting elections since its inception, and he is the author or editor of two dozen books on American politics.

Join us for an evening of cocktails, discussion, and a special book signing at the Red Mountain Theatre Arts Campus.

Past Speakers

2023 - Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times #1 best-selling author. Since 2020, she has served as executive producer for the History Channel’s miniseries events “Washington,” “Abraham Lincoln,”, and “Theodore Roosevelt” with more to come!

Join us for an evening of cocktails, discussion, and a special book signing at the beautiful Red Mountain Theatre Arts Campus.

2022 - James Carville

James Carville is America’s best-known political consultant. His long list of electoral successes evidences a knack for steering overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories and for re-making political underdogs into upset winners. 

2021 - George Will

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George F. Will is the country’s most widely read political columnist, as well as its foremost conservative voice. His popular twice-weekly column for The Washington Post syndicate reaches 400 newspapers throughout the United States and Europe. Perhaps there’s no political acumen more finely honed than Will’s. And perhaps no one has more or better insights into the issues and political realities of today. 

2019 - Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham is a presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. As a skilled orator with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs, Meacham brings historical context to the issues and events impacting our daily lives.

His New York Times Best Seller, The Soul of America, The Battle for our Better Angels, examines the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in U.S history, when hope overcame division and fear.

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