EI experts examine presidential leadership at inaugural Gettysburg Great Symposium

The Gettysburg Great Symposium engages Gettysburgians in intellectual discussions of national and global issues.

From presidential platforms to public perceptions, no political stone was left unturned after experts from Gettysburg College’s Eisenhower Institute (EI) spoke to more than a hundred alumni, parents, students, and guests at the Union League Club in Philadelphia.

U.S. Presidential Leadership in Transformational Times was the topic of the inaugural Gettysburg Great Symposium, which aims to engage Gettysburgians in intellectual discussions of national and global issues. The symposium featured a panel of experts whose backgrounds include detailed knowledge of – and experience with – numerous U.S. presidents over the last six decades.

President Janet Morgan Riggs ’77 kicked off the evening with a welcome and Political Science Prof. Kenneth Mott served as the moderator.

Featured speakers included:

Susan Eisenhower, EI Chair Emeritus and Chairman of Leadership & Public Policy Programs

Kasey Pipes, EI Norris Fellow of Public Policy

Jennifer Donahue, EI Cardin Fellow of Public Policy

Shirley Anne Warshaw, the Harold G. Evans Chair-Elect of Eisenhower Leadership Studies & Professor of Political Science

Watch the videos on YouTube.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Thu, 10 May 2012

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