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a Speaking Engagement

Speaking Engagements

Alan is a frequent speaker on the topic of presidential history, including biographies of the presidents, elections, and Constitutional powers of the presidency. Alan speaks to all sizes and types of audiences, including businesses, civic organizations, historical associations, schools and colleges, bar associations, and political groups.  His talks are interesting, motivating, engaging, informative, practical, and at times humorous.  Alan can tailor his talk on presidential history to fit a particular topic, theme, or time period desired by the client.  For example, using presidents as a backdrop, Alan can speak about leadership, the importance of character, political trends and election history, presidential assassinations, the Constitution, family, faith, and a host of other  topics.



Lecture : "Lincoln the Father"

The University of West Florida

Honors Colloquim Course IDH 4036:  Abe and Me: The Enduring Legacy of Abraham Lincoln and His Times

October 13, 2023

UWF Campus, Building 76A, Room 103

Radio Interview with Rick Outzen on Presidents Day

WCOA 1370

February 21, 2022

Q and Abe Podcast by President Lincoln's Cottage

"Willie was Lincoln's Favorite, Right?"

October 15, 2020

Radio Interview with Bridget Kaye on Pensacola Expert Panel / NewsRadio AM1620 / June 12, 2019

Pensacola ​Catholic High School - National Honor Society Induction Ceremony: The Character of John Adams / November 2, 2018

Radio Interview with Rick Outzen on Pensacola Speaks/WCOA 1370 AM / February 20, 2018, at 5:00 pm Central

Pensacola North Rotary Club, October 13, 2017

Pensacola Civil War Roundtable, September 12, 2017

Radio Interview with Rick Outzen on Pensacola Speaks -- Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson
 WCOA 1370 AM / May 4, 2016, at 5:30 pm Central

In Studio With Jeff Weeks (WSRE/PBS - Pensacola):

Presidential Politics: Past and Present

Broadcast 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Sustainable Book Club of the Junior League of Pensacola
October 20, 2016

Radio Interview with Rick Outzen on Pensacola Speaks -- Third Party Presidential Candidates
 WCOA 1370 AM / September 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm Central

UWF History Club - September 20, 2016

Radio Interview with Don Parker on WCOA 1370 AM 
10:30 AM Central on August 8, 2016

Radio Interview on Pensacola Speaks (WCOA 1370 AM)
5:00 Central on August 1, 2016.

Florida Bar Journal Book Review

Wall Street Journal Book Review by Harold Holzer

July 23, 3016

Conversations With Jeff Weeks -PBS, July 2016

Interview in the Illinois Channel, July 2016.  

Pensacola Museum of Art - Lincoln: Inspiration Through the Ages Exhibition (October 1, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.):  Lincoln Their Father:  Abraham Lincoln and His Boys

WRNP Newsradio 1620/Fox - Pensacola/Interview by Andrew McKay (April 15, 2015):  The Lasting Significance of the Lincoln Assassination

Pensacola Chapter of the Society of Mayflower Descendants (April 11, 2015):  The Adams-Jefferson Friendship

Pensacola ​Catholic High School - Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (February 27, 2015): The Character of John Adams

Pensacola Historic Preservation Society (March 2013):  The Adams-Jefferson Friendship

Heritage Park and Cultural Center (February 2013): The Presidency from Roosevelt to Roosevelt

Florida Chautauqua Center (January 2012): The History of the American Presidency​​

University of West Florida Leisure Learning (2009-2010):

Meet the Presidents


The History of the American Presidency

Tiger Bay Club (October 2009): The Early Obama Administration in the Context of Presidential History

Gulf Breeze Rotary Club (June 2009): Lincoln the Father

Northwest Florida Paralegal Association/ -Santa Rosa Bar Association (May 2009):  Abraham Lincoln as a Lawyer