Robert D. Newman, “On a Sense of History, the Salvation of Poetry, and the Power of the Humanities”

Robert D. Newman

Robert D. Newman, President and Director, National Humanities Center

In a wide-ranging talk to alumni Fellows that incorporated stories about figures as distinct as H. L. Mencken, Georgia O’Keefe, and Mary Oliver, ​NHC president Robert D. Newman ​discussed how the humanities lend perspective to current events, refine our sense of the world and all it contains, and provide wisdom for navigating the future.