Leadership in the Crucible:
Lessons from Wilberforce and Jefferson's Quest for Abolition
Greetings from the Trinity Forum!
We are delighted to invite you to an Evening Conversation with scholar Ray Blunt! Please join us and our host committee on Wednesday, August 7 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC for what promises to be a fascinating conversation on "Leadership in the Crucible: Lessons from Wilberforce and Jefferson's Quest for Abolition."
The story of the effort to abolish slavery in both the United States and Britain provides extraordinary lessons about effective leadership, as well as insight into the differing paths taken towards abolishing one of the greatest evils of modern times.
Ray Blunt, the author of several books including Crossed Lives, Crossed Purposes: Why Thomas Jefferson Failed and Wilberforce Persisted in Leading an End to Slavery, traces the divergent paths Wilberforce and Jefferson took in opposing slavery – and provides insight into why Wilberforce and his allies succeeded, and Jefferson did not. Those lessons – which draw upon insights into Wilberforce and Jefferson’s differing worldviews, motivations, and relationships – remain relevant for our own time.
Ray Blunt is an author, scholar, leadership development consultant, Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture, and philosophy and theology instructor at Ad Fontes Academy. He has advised dozens of public sector leadership development efforts, including the Air Force Senior Leaders Program, the Federal Executive Institute, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Excellence in Government Fellows program. He is also the author of numerous articles on leadership, as well as the works Leaders Growing Leaders, and Crossed Lives, Crossed Purposes.
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We hope to see you on August 7th!