As the first President of the United States, George Washington famously noted that he walked on “untrodden ground.” Now that ground has been trodden by forty-three others, and we’re beginning to look for our next President--what are the leadership legacies of America’s first President? How have the ways in which Presidents lead changed our nation’s highest office? How have precedents set by George Washington continued to shape the institution? Each panel member is a leading historian of the American Presidency and each have been influenced by the work of noted political scientist and leadership scholar, James MacGregor Burns. Join us for an engaging evening of conversation with these renowned thinkers who will share their insights and respond to audience questions about the past, present, and future of the American Presidency. Guests are invited to a cocktail reception immediately following the panel discussion.
This public event is associated with an academic conference honoring the work of James MacGregor Burns. For more information on that event, click here.