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Presenter: David Gergen, CNN Senior Political Analyst and Best-Selling Author.
The North Carolina Museum of History is proud to invite you to join us for a conversation with political analyst David Gergen, as he presents a bi-partisan examination of recent political history and what the current election means for the future of America. Presidential elections are some of the most important events in our nation’s democratic process. The outcomes of these elections, and the stories behind them, offer a roadmap to the key events of our nation’s history and chart the course for the future.
Mr. Gergen has served as a White House adviser to four presidents of both political parties: Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton. He wrote about those experiences in his New York Times best seller, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton. Currently, Mr. Gergen is a professor of public service and founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, positions he has held for over a decade. In the 1980s, Gergen began a career in journalism. Starting with PBS’s The MacNeil-Lehrer. He has been a regular commentator on public affairs for some 30 years. Twice he has been a member of election coverage teams that won Peabody awards, and he has contributed to two Emmy award-winning political analysis teams. In the late 1980s, he was chief editor of U.S. News & World Report.