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 19, 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.