Marcus Witcher speaking at the Montgomery, Ala., chapter of the Federalist Society.

A University of Central Arkansas scholar-in-residence will appear on an upcoming episode of C-SPAN’s “Lectures in History.”

Marcus Witcher spoke about his book, “Getting Right with Reagan: The Struggle for True Conservatism, 1980-2016,” at the Montgomery, Alabama, chapter of the Federalist Society in October. C-SPAN filmed the event, and it will air on the network in December.

Witcher discussed the disconnect between today’s American conservative view on President Ronald Reagans and how they felt about his Cold War policies during the 1980s. In his talk, Witcher demonstrated that conservatives were some of Reagan’s most ardent critics when it came to his Cold War policies – specifically the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and the easing of tensions that enabled a peaceful end to the Cold War.

‘Getting Right with Reagan’ book cover

“Getting Right with Reagan” is scheduled to be released on Nov. 19. Witcher received his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Central Arkansas before earning his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Alabama. He is currently a scholar-in-residence with the Arkansas Center for Research in Economics and teaches courses in the UCA Department of History.