27th Annual Governor’s Lecture Speaker – NY Time Bestselling Author Candice Millard

Civic Engagement, History, Humanities, Statewide

A free public event at the Lied Center


Bestselling author Candice Millard will deliver the 27th annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln. Also available for
livestreaming at enthompson.unl.edu the conversation-style event titled, “A Clear and Steady Eye:
Storytelling and Our Shared History,” will be moderated by Rick Alloway, Associate Professor of
Broadcasting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). The event is presented by Humanities
Nebraska (HN) in partnership with the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues and the University of
Nebraska, and it kicks off the Thompson Forum’s 2022-23 series, “Creativity to Solve Global Challenges.”

Candice Millard’s talk will touch on her four New York Times bestsellers: “The River of Doubt,”
“Destiny of the Republic,” “Hero of the Empire,” and “River of the Gods.” She and Alloway will
discuss the research she has conducted — from the Library of Congress to the headwaters of
the Nile — how she chooses a subject, the importance of structure and storytelling, and why
history matters. Audience members, whether attending in person or watching online, will have
opportunity to ask questions.

Immediately following the presentation, HN will host an “Humanities After Hours” event at the
Lied Center. Attendees are welcome to linger for post-lecture conversation and a cash bar.
Meanwhile, Millard will also be available for book signing follower her talk. Her books will be
offered for purchase on site.

Humanities Nebraska is a private nonprofit with a mission to help Nebraskans explore what connects
us and makes us human. Visit humanitiesnebraska.org to learn more about the annual Governor’s
Lecture and other programs.

For more information about Candice Millard, please visit candicemillard.com. The E.N. Thompson
Forum, a collaboration of the Cooper Foundation, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Lied
Center for Performing Arts, brings a diversity of viewpoints to the people of Nebraska to promote
understanding and encourage debate. Their website, enthompson.unl.edu, has the livestream link.