Sandra West Memorial Speaker
• President of the University of Oklahoma
• Governor of Oklahoma 1975 – 1979
• U. S. Senator 1979 – 1994
David L. Boren is an academic leader who, as U.S. Senator, has chaired the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and currently co-chairs the nonpartisan President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. At Yale, Boren majored in American History and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and selected as a Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford University, he earned a master’s in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. His law degree is from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
The Tulsa City-County Library suggests the following titles as complimentary reading selections for this season’s speakers. All titles are available at the library. Visit www.tulsalibrary.org to access our catalog.
DAVID BOREN “FIGHTING FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE”
Read more about Boren’s life and opinions, and enjoy a passionate argument for liberal education from one of last year’s Tulsa Town Hall speakers.
A Letter to America by David Boren (2008). Building on his reputation as a political reformer, Boren offers ideas to restore the ability of our political system to act responsibly. By relying on our shared values, he asserts that we can replace cynicism with hope and strengthen our determination to build a better future.
Oklahoma Statesman: The Life of David Boren by Bob Burke (2008). David L. Boren perhaps has influenced Oklahoma more than any other person in the state’s first century. This book’s title, Oklahoma Statesman, best describes the life of Boren. In each position of trust he has held, he has excelled as a statesman in every sense of the word.
In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria (2015). Zakaria expounds on the virtues of a liberal arts education — how to write clearly, how to express yourself convincingly, and how to think analytically.