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  • History of Executive Orders
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    History of Executive Orders

    David Abshire talked about the history of executive orders, laws made by the president that bypassing Congress. At the time of this program, President Obama had begun to use executive…

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  • Leadership and Strategy
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    Leadership and Strategy

    David Abshire talked about lessons to be learned from the leadership and strategy of Admiral Arleigh Burke. Following Mr. Abshire’s presentation, Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen,…

    332 views
  • Partisanship and Governance in Washington
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    Partisanship and Governance in Washington

    Panelists talked about challenges to U.S. fiscal and economic health and identified ways to overcome a “broken” Washington. Among the topics they addressed were the state of the U.S. economy, trade agreements, the…

    202 views
  • The Future of America
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    The Future of America

    A press conference was held for the release of the report Saving America’s Future: A Challenge to the American People, the first report from the Strengthening America’s Future Initiative (SAFI).…

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  • emSaving The Reagan Presidencyem
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    Saving The Reagan Presidency

    David Abshire talked about his book Saving The Reagan Presidency: Trust Is the Coin of the Realm, published by Texas A and M University Press. In the book the author recounted his involvement in the…

    95 views
  • Presidential Bipartisanship
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    Presidential Bipartisanship

    A panel discussion was held about the upcoming presidential election and the need for inclusive leadership and strategic organization for effective governing. Panelists focused on avoiding…

    78 views
  • Ethics in Government
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    Ethics in Government

    David Abshire introduced the concluding luncheon session about the program for integrating ethics and character into leadership training. He emphasized the necessity of a good example at the top of any organization,…

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  • National Bipartisan Forum News Conference
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    National Bipartisan Forum News Conference

    A number of prominent former and current public servants discussed ways of reintroducing bipartisan statesmanship into American political discourse. Former Senator Sam Nunn read the…

    168 views
  • emTriumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidencyem
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    Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency

    Mr. Abshire, editor of Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency: Seventy-Six Case Studies in Presidential Leadership published by Praeger Publishers, addressed a class of graduate students…

    68 views
  • National Security Policy
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    National Security Policy

    Mr. Bosworth moderated a panel discussion about terrorism, homeland security, and foreign policy. The panelists described terrorism as a transnational phenomenon that requires an…

    33 views
  • Perceptions of the US Abroad
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    Perceptions of the U.S. Abroad

    Participants talked to college students about foreign public opinion of the U.S. and U.S. policies. Among the topics they addressed were dialog with and views of the Arab and Muslim world,…

    75 views
  • Anniversary Dinner
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    Anniversary Dinner

    Participants spoke at a dinner to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Ms. Armstrong and Mr. Kissinger were honored for their foreign service…

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  • Launch of Leadership Academy
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    Launch of Leadership Academy

    At the opening of a new Leadership Academy sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, participants talked about the goals and mission of the academy, programs to be…

    39 views
  • State Department Reform
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    State Department Reform

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  • First 100 Days
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    First 100 Days

    Mr. Abshire talked about headline news over the first one hundred days and other previous presidencies pertaining to their agendas. He also responded to audience phone calls, faxes, and…

    16 views
  • The 43rd President and the 107th Congress
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    The 43rd President and the 107th Congress

    Participants talked about how the new Bush administration would work with the new Congress. Among the issues they addressed were reorganizing diplomacy and national security, Social…

    30 views
  • The Next Presidents First 100 Days
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    The Next President's First 100 Days

    Experts discuss the significance of policy decisions made in the first 100 days of a new administration and make recommendations for the incoming president.

    37 views
  • In Pursuit of the Presidency
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    In Pursuit of the Presidency

    Participants talked about various strategies to achieve the presidency and about other aspects of presidential campaigns. Among the issues they addressed were the importance of presidential…

    30 views
  • Foreign Policy Issues
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    Foreign Policy Issues

    Senator Biden, ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, talked about congressional bipartisanship and efforts to pass foreign policy initiatives. He commented on the…

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  • Global Implications of Japans Crisis
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    Global Implications of Japan's Crisis

    Financial and political experts gathered to discuss the steps Japan is taking to combat its current financial situation.

    136 views
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