Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy Carter’s side from his political rise in Georgia through four years in the White House, where he served as chief domestic policy adviser. Famous for the legal pads he took to every meeting, Eizenstat draws on more than 5,000 pages of notes and 350 interviews of all the major figures of the time in “President Carter: The White House Years,” an intimate and comprehensive history of the 39th president and his administration’s inner workings.
On Monday, Nov. 5, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted the author in a discussion with Brookings Senior Fellow Bill Galston. From the grueling negotiations behind Carter’s peace between Israel and Egypt, to the creation of the modern vice presidency, Eizenstat explored several of the main themes from this major work of history.
After the discussion, participants took questions from the audience.