Geoffrey Cowan

Director of the Annenberg Center

Geoffrey Cowan is a University Professor at the University of Southern California, where he holds the Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership and serves as Director of the Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. A former Dean of the USC Annenberg School and former Director of the Voice of America, Cowan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Walter Lippmann Fellow of the Academy of Political & Social Science, and a Trustee of the Theodore Roosevelt Association.

Cowan’s publications include “The People v. Clarence Darrow: The Bribery Trial of America’s Greatest Lawyer”, and “Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers” (with the late Leroy Aarons). Cowan’s book “Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary” provides insight into the 1912 presidential campaign that changed American politics.

Cowan is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.



Tales of Theodore Roosevelt led by Tweed Roosevelt, the great-grandson of the 26th President

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Tuesday, Nov. 17
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