Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute of the
Mid-Atlantic, Inc. and the Smithsonian.
The 2006 Symposium was held at the National Archives II, College Park, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C.
Professor Joseph R. Fornieri – Rochester Institute of Technology
Publications: Abraham Lincoln's Political Faith (2003); The Language of Liberty: The Political Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln (2004); Lincoln's Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency (2003)
Topic: "Lincoln, Law, Prudence and Morality"
Author Harold Holzer – Senior Vice President, External Affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Key Publications: Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech that made Abraham Lincoln President (2004); The Language of Liberty: The Political Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln (2004)
Topic: "Lincoln and the Cooper Union Address"
Professor Elizabeth D. Leonard – Chair, Colby College History Department
Key Publications: Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War (2004); All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies (2004)
Topic: "Joseph Holt and Abraham Lincoln"
Professor Phillip Shaw Paludan – Lynn Distinguished Chair of Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield
Key Publications: The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln, Winner 1995 Lincoln Prize
Topic: "Lincoln and Democracy"
Professor Matthew Pinsker – Dickinson College
Publications: Lincoln’s Constitution
Topic: "The Private President: New Insights from the Old Soldiers’ Home"