Award-winning scholar, teacher, and public servant Timothy P. McCarthy will be the keynote speaker for the annual President's Day lecture at American International College. The event will be held Wednesday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. in the West Wing Gallery of the Cultural Arts Center.

The talk will focus on "Presidents and The People: The Politics of Social Change in America."

McCarthy is a lecturer on History and Literature and Public Policy, and director of the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School in Boston.

A graduate of Harvard College, McCarthy earned his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

A historian of politics and social movements, McCarthy has published several books, including "The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition" (New Press, 2003); "Prophets of Protest: Reconsidering the History of American Abolitionism" (New Press, 2006); "Protest Nation: Words That Inspired a Century of American Radicalism" (New Press, 2010); and "The Indispensable Zinn: The Essential Writings of the "People's Historian" (New Press, 2012).