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2020-21 Penn State Laureate David Witwer previews laureate presentations

David Witwer, professor of American studies at Penn State Harrisburg and Penn State Laureate for the 2020-21 academic year, previews his lectures, which will draw on his research on corruption, organized crime, and labor racketeering. Presentations will focus on his current book project, “Searching for Jimmy Hoffa,” which traces the history of what is known about International Brotherhood of Teamsters president James R. Hoffa’s disappearance, his involvement with organized crime, and what his career reveals about working-class attitudes towards corruption.