The George Washington Leadership Lecture Series presents
George Washington and the Age of Exploration
Humanity's exploration from 1789 to today
Thursday, October 14, 2021
4:00 p.m. Pacific / 7:00 p.m. Eastern

Fred W. Smith National Library
3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121
The desire of 18th century Americans, like Washington, was to understand the land to the West – the makeup of its soil, its sources of water, the topography and terrain. This quest for knowledge is surprisingly similar to the kinds of questions humanity is exploring today off-planet, on the surface of Mars and elsewhere in the solar system. 

Join Dr. James L. Green, Chief Scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in a conversation about NASA’s latest discoveries, the future of space exploration, and how our efforts to understand our universe relate to our shared history. Joining Dr. Green will be Kevin Butterfield, Executive Director of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, and David Sloane, Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

A reception will follow the lecture.

This event is brought to you by the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.
Featuring: Dr. James L. Green
Photo of Dr. James Green
Dr. James L. Green is the Chief Scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where he serves as principal adviser to the administrator and other senior officials on agency science programs, strategic planning, science policy, and the evaluation of related investments.

Prior to his appointment as the chief scientist, Dr. Green was the director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters from August 2006 to April 2018. Under his leadership, he managed the New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Pluto, the Juno spacecraft to Jupiter, and the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, just to name a few. Dr. Green was also the lead consultant on the movie “The Martian.”
Established through a generous gift by Maribeth Borthwick '73, who also serves as the Vice Regent for California of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, this lecture series explores the Father of our Country's lifelong accomplishments, providing a better understanding of him as a person, as well as his remarkable leadership, professional achievements, and lasting legacy.
For more information contact Katie Maloney, Coordinator of Programs and Events,