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A behind-the-scenes look at presidential transitions. Join David Marchick, Director of the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition for candid discussions with former presidential chief of staffs, transition team leads and other presidential transition experts. Transition Lab is a must-listen for anyone interested in developing a better understanding of what needs to happen before a president takes office.

A behind-the-scenes look at presidential transitions. Join David Marchick, Director of the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition for candid discussions with former presidential chief of staffs, transition team leads and other presidential transition experts. Transition Lab is a must-listen for anyone interested in developing a better understanding of what needs to happen before a president takes office.

Location:

Washington, DC

Description:

A behind-the-scenes look at presidential transitions. Join David Marchick, Director of the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition for candid discussions with former presidential chief of staffs, transition team leads and other presidential transition experts. Transition Lab is a must-listen for anyone interested in developing a better understanding of what needs to happen before a president takes office.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Obama Transition to Power

2/17/2020
Head of Barack Obama’s 2008 transition, Chris Lu explains how the Obama team planned for effective governance on day one. In this conversation, Lu shares his role in the 2008 transition and the challenges he faced coordinating the biggest hand off of power in the world. He gives insights from his own experience and lays out the key elements for success in presidential transitions.

Duration:00:30:03

The Art of National Security Transitions

2/3/2020
Former Undersecretary of Defense Michèle Flournoy shares insights from her experience running the Agency Review team for the Obama transition and serving as Undersecretary of Defense. Flournoy also discusses the challenges associated with transitioning during an ongoing conflict, and the underrepresentation of women in national security.

Duration:00:27:22

Peaceful Transfer of Power

1/19/2020
Few have served with more distinction than Josh Bolten and Denis McDonough, Chiefs of Staff for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. In this conversation, they talk about three types of transitions - into government, to a second term, and the handoff to the next Administration.

Duration:00:39:59

2016: The Tale of Two Transitions

1/19/2020
The Clinton and Trump transition leaders share what happened during the 2016 election. In this conversation, Rich Bagger (Trump) and Ed Meier (Clinton) discuss how they became involved with presidential transition, the challenges they faced while preparing for a presidential transition and what ended up happening after election day 2016.

Duration:00:29:51

Welcome to Transition Lab

1/17/2020
Transition Lab is the new podcast from the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition. Hosted by the Center's Director, David Marchick, this podcast series provides the most definitive discussion of all issues related to Presidential transitions. This premier episode introduces you former presidential chiefs of staff, transition leaders and other presidential transition experts who have who helped manage transitions into government, into a second term, and out of...

Duration:00:06:59