Free event to explore Theodore Roosevelt's legacy

Edward O'Keefe, CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation, will deliver an online presentation on Roosevelt's importance and legacy starting at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

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Edward O'Keefe is CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation in Medora, North Dakota. David Hume Kennerly / Special to The Forum
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FARGO — The Northern Plains Ethics Institute at North Dakota State University will host a discussion on the historical importance and legacy of Theodore Roosevelt.

Edward O'Keefe, CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation in Medora, will make an online presentation at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Besides discussing Roosevelt's significance and contributions, O'Keefe also will give an update on the library, slated to open in 2026, as well as the design process.

The Zoom presentation, part of a long-running series hosted by the Northern Plains Ethics Institute, is titled "Living Library: The Life and Legacy of Theodore Roosevelt for Future Generations."

O'Keefe is a Grand Forks native who spent nearly 20 years in journalism as an executive producer at ABC, editor-in-chief at Now This, and senior vice president at CNN. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

As a Harvard Kennedy School Fellow, O’Keefe delved into Roosevelt's papers and began laying the groundwork for his forthcoming book, "The Loves of Theodore Roosevelt."


A moderated conversation, including questions from the audience, will follow the presentation until the program ends at about 1:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Join the Zoom Meeting at . The meeting ID is 985 8575 3866. The pass code is 274954.

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