Roosevelt House, in partnership with Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, invite you to join their generous founding benefactor, and longtime fighter for international peace and justice Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel for the official launch of his new book Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times.

William J. vanden Heuvel served as Deputy U. S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, appointed by President Jimmy Carter. A former president of the International Rescue Committee, he was in his early career: the executive Assistant to General William J. “Wild Bill” Donovan; Special Counsel to New York Governor W. Averell Harriman; and Assistant to U. S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Ambassador vanden Heuvel was also founder of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and a leading figure in the transformation of Roosevelt House into a Hunter College public policy institute, where he now serves on its Board of Advisors.  He is the visionary leader who helped create the FDR Four Freedoms State Park, a memorial to President Roosevelt on Roosevelt Island, and Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, which operates, maintains, and programs the memorial.

For this event, the official debut of his memoir, Ambassador vanden Heuvel will be in conversation with the Jonathan F., Fanton Director of Roosevelt House, historian Harold Holzer.

Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel — Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times | Posted on May 14th, 2019 | Book Discussions, Public Programs