Have a student that doesn’t speak up in class very often? You might be teaching the next Jill Lepore. Watch this video of Professor Jill Lepore reflecting on public speaking, intellectual authority, and capturing an audience.
— Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard College. She is also the chair of Harvard’s History and Literature Program. This video was shot in collaboration with Rebekah Maggor in 2010, then-director of the program for speaking in learning for the Bok Center.