Presidential Leadership and the Rise of American Power Forum in Cambridge

Today at Harvard, four of the university’s best experts on leadership will discuss presidential leadership and the rise of American power during the JFK Jr. Forum at 6 pm. The event is open to the public. Among them is Joseph Nye, author of the forthcoming book Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era. Don’t miss out on this exciting event!

The lineup for the forum:

Joseph S. Nye, Jr.: University Distinguished Service Professor; Nye, who coined the term “soft power,” is one of the nation’s most influential analysts of the nature and applications of power. A former HKS dean, Nye also has held senior roles in the Pentagon, and was chairman of the National Intelligence Council.

Graham Allison: director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government; founding dean of the modern Kennedy School; assistant secretary of defense in the Clinton Administration, and a Pentagon advisor in the Reagan Administration.  Allison has studied presidential decision-making from Kennedy’s handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis to Obama’s decision to launch the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Nancy F. Koehn: The James E. Robison Professor of Business Administrationat Harvard Business School; Koehn  studies effective leadership, with a special focus on entrepreneurial leadership, and how leaders craft lives of purpose, worth and impact. She has written several books on leadership; her next book explores the lessons from six leaders’ journeys, including that of Abraham Lincoln.

Moderator David Gergen: Co-Director of the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership and HKS Professor of Public Service, has served at the right hand of four presidents from both parties; he knows how presidents exercise power. He is also a leading journalist and senior political analyst for CNN. He is the author of Eyewitness to Power: the Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton.

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