President Clinton to speak at conference on Progressive Era

Sept. 12, 2000 5:40 p.m.

President Bill Clinton will present the keynote address at an academic conference on "The Progressive Tradition: Politics, Culture and History" to be held at Princeton University Oct. 5 and 6.

The conference will be the occasion for a major scholarly re-evaluation of the Progressive Era, the two-decade period of political and social reform that began in 1900. There will be panels on the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, as well as on the era's long-term historical legacy.

The conference begins with President Clinton's address on Oct. 5 and continues with the scholarly panels on Oct. 6. Speakers and commentators include renowned senior scholars as well as younger historians and writers.

Although the panel discussions are open to the public, admission to President Clinton's address is limited to Princeton students, faculty and staff.

Information about the conference schedule, participants and simulcast locations for President Clinton's address will be available at the conference website as details are finalized.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601