Join the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) on Tuesday, December 8 for a three-part event, “Transition 2020,” presented by Brunswick Group.
With President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris assuming office next month, the federal government has begun its official transition of power. Join the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) on Tuesday, December 8 for a three-part event, “Transition 2020,” presented by Brunswick Group.
Transition 2020: Building a New Administration – 10:30 – 11:30 am EST
The President-Elect is responsible for filling more than 4,000 federal appointments across the White House and government agencies. Where does a new administration begin? How does the selection process work for choosing everyone from the Secretary of State to a confidential assistant? Join Andy Card, former Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, and John Podesta (L’76), former Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton and Co-chairman of the Obama-Biden Transition Project, for a conversation about what really goes into building a new administration, moderated by Karen Travers (C’00, MA’03), White House Correspondent for ABC.
Transition 2020: The Confirmation Process – 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
Many instrumental members of the President-Elect’s chosen team cannot begin their work until they are confirmed by the U.S. Senate. What factors go into the nomination and confirmation process for Cabinet officials? How does the transition team work with the Senate to get their nominees approved? Join Chris Lu, Executive Director of the Obama-Biden Transition Project, and Sara Fagen, White House Political Director in the George W. Bush administration, for a discussion about the Senate confirmation process, moderated by Mo Elleithee (SFS’94), Executive Director of GU Politics.
Transition 2020: Setting a New Agenda – 4:00 – 5:00 pm EST
The first 100 days of a new president’s term are critical to evaluating the potential for success or failure of a new administration. What will be the key issues for President-Elect Biden’s policy agenda? How will the new White house team make their mark in Washington? Join Stef Feldman, National Policy Director of the Biden for President campaign, for a conversation on the Biden-Harris administration’s policy agenda with Yamiche Alcindor (C’09), White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour.
This event will be livestreamed across GU Politics’ social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube).
Current Georgetown students, staff, and faculty may RSVP to join via Zoom.