Fred R. Leventhal Family Lecture
Speaker: J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy
Title: “Hillbilly Elegy: A Culture in Crisis”
J.D. Vance grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Ky. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after high school and served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He went on to graduate from The Ohio State University and Yale Law School, and is a frequent contributor to the National Review and The New York Times. He has also appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and CNBC, and recently presented a Ted Talk on America’s Forgotten Working Class.