Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham will be the guest speaker for the annual R. Dan Boulware Convocation on Critical Issues this fall. His speech, “The Soul of America: Moving Beyond Division and Hostility,” will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 26 in the Looney Complex. Meacham will also be the featured guest at the annual Convocation luncheon at noon Sept. 26 in the Fulkerson Center.

A contributing editor at TIME, Meacham writes for the magazine’s Ideas section. He also pens “The Long View” column in The New York Times Book Review. He served as Newsweek’s managing editor from 1998 to 2006 and editor from 2006 to 2010.

His latest No. 1 New York Times bestseller, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels,” examines the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in U.S. history when hope overcame division and fear.