Beverly Gage lectures frequently at universities, secondary schools, libraries, summer retreats, conventions, and conferences throughout the world. She is available to speak on a wide variety of subjects in American politics and history, including J. Edgar Hoover and the history of federal surveillance, the Wall Street bombing and the history of terrorism, and the history of political and social movements in the U.S.

For information on lecture topics and other matters, email is best: beverly.gage@yale.edu.

“A Moral Call to Action on Poverty,” New Haven Independent, April 26, 2017

After spending years interviewing tenants and landlords and reporting on urban evictions, Matthew Desmond reached a conclusion that surprised him: Conventional liberal and conservative explanations that heap blame on everything from deindustrialization to out-of-wedlock childbirth overlook the actual root causes of poverty in this country. Read more here.

April 17, 2015: The Church Committee at 40: Surveillance and Reform in the 1970s

I chaired a panel featuring the terrific historians Athan Theoharis, Laura Kalman, John Fox, and Kate Scott in a discussion of the Church Committee’s 40th anniversary. We gathered at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in St Louis. See video excerpts of their remarks here. The full panel will be broadcast on C-SPAN later this month.