Elaine Kamarck, senior fellow in Governance Studies and founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management, discusses what’s next for Barack Obama and what role former presidents play in our civic life. She also offers some predictions about how Trump will deal with his presidency in the context of her book, Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again.
Also in this episode, Bradley Hardy, the Okun-Model Fellow in Economic Studies, discusses why he became a scholar and what he believes is the most pressing public policy issue today.
- Primary Politics: Everything You Need to Know about How America Nominates Its Presidential Candidates
- Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again
- Between the World and Me
- Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area
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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo and producer Vanessa Sauter, and also thanks for additional support from Eric Abalahin, Jessica Pavone, Nawal Atallah, Kelly Russo, and Rebecca Viser.
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