Examining the Presidency: Carter and Clinton

A panel of political historians talked about their papers on the successes and failures of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
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A panel of political historians talked about their papers on the successes and failures of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

Itai Sneh talked about his paper about President Carter called “Misppointments Causing Disappointments: How One President’s Failure to Make Good Appointments Doomed His Foreign Policy” and his book The Future Almost Arrived: How Jimmy Carter Failed to Change U.S. Foreign Policy (Peter Lang Publishing; February 2008).

Amnon Cavari’s paper about President Carter was called “Representing the Nation - Leading the Party.”

Lara Brown talked about her paper called “Through the Briar Patch: Presidential Opportunism and William J. Clinton’s Presidency” and her forthcoming book Potential Presidents: Aspirants, Parties, and the Politics of Opportunity.

Donna Hoffman talked about the paper she co-wrote with Alison Howard, “Clinton and Americorps: Attributes for Success.”

After the presentations were made, the panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Panelist Alison Howard responded to questions. Richard Pious asked questions from the audience.

This was the afternoon session of the second day of the Massachusetts School of Law Conference Series “Chasing Success or Courting Failure: An In-Depth Look at the Attributes an American President Must Possess for Success.” close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Lara Michelle Brown Assistant Professor Villanova University->Political Science
  • Amnon Cavari Instructor University of Wisconsin-Madison->Political Science
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205071-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Andover, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Aug 13, 2008
Last Aired:
Aug 15, 2008

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  • Aug 13, 2008 | 3:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 14, 2008 | 10:08am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 15, 2008 | 3:36am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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