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A Conversation with Professor Jeremi Suri

  • The George Washington University Alumni House 1918 F Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)
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In partnership with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, Lyndon B. Johnson Washington Center, and the Archer Center, MAP with host an open discussion with Professor Suri about the state of the modern presidency and the implications of the presidency for the millennial generation.

 Suri’s study of the American presidency focuses primarily on the office itself, rather than on the figures who have held it, to explain voters’ increasing disappointment with chief executives who have failed to affect the level of change people anticipated. Starting with the founders’ conception of the role as a limited one, Suri, a professor of history who holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas, traces the presidency’s increasing importance in a globalized world, showing how unrealistic expectations, heightened campaign rhetoric, and the overwhelming scope of the job, have combined to crowd out bold vision and dwarf actual accomplishments.

Copies of the book, “The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office” will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

Please contact Caroline Dvorsky at for questions or additional information.

Earlier Event: August 5
2017 Future Summit