From the Director

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

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