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David Gergen

Senior Political Analyst, CNN

A trusted advisor to four presidents and to both political parties, David Gergen offers a bipartisan analysis of the Obama Administration and what today’s headlines mean for the future of America.


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  • Rising International Powers

  • How a Destabilized Europe Impacts the U.S.

  • Election Issues and Answers

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    Many questions remain unanswered regarding the future of the country—and both parties need take an active part in solutions to tackle the difficult issues ahead. What plans will Congress and the Trump Administration pursue to grow the economy? Where is the country headed on energy, immigration, health care, the environment, jobs and taxes? How will we face the development of increasingly complex and dangerous threats to national security? On what issues will both parties be able to work together? How will all of this impact what our President is able to accomplish? Uncanny in his ability to translate what is happening in Washington into how it will affect your audience, David Gergen sets his sights on the current political landscape. A trusted advisor to presidents of both parties and a leading commentator for more than two decades, Gergen offers unmatched perspectives on the future of America.


  • Eyewitness to Power: Leadership in America

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    From Nixon to Clinton, Watergate to Whitewater, few Americans have observed the ups and downs of presidential leadership more closely over the past thirty years than David Gergen. A White House adviser to four presidents, both Republican and Democrat, he offers a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of their struggles to exercise power and draws from them key lessons for leaders of the future. As the world's economic and political dynamics continue to evolve, a new age is ahead for America, but its realization will depend heavily upon the success of a new generation at the top. Drawing upon all his many experiences in the White House, he offers seven key lessons for leaders of the future. What they must have, he says, are: inner mastery; a central, compelling purpose rooted in moral values; a capacity to persuade; skills in working within the system; a fast start; a strong, effective team; and a passion that inspires others to keep the flame alive.


  • The Press, The President and Public Policy

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    Television and the Internet have become indispensable tools for presidential leadership. In fact, the media is a primary institutional force an effective president must manage by cooperation, charm and persuasion. The incoming administration’s future success will be partly measured by its ability to manage the media in order to communicate its legislative goals to the nation. The experienced journalist, presidential advisor and sought-after political analyst, David Gergen, shares with audiences:

    • His views on how the media impacts our nation’s policy focus 
    • What the incoming administration must do to ensure the media does not resist the President's goals
    • Lessons to be learned from presidential media greats, such as Roosevelt, and mistakes to avoid



  • Eyewitness To Power: The Essence of Leadership Nixon to Clinton