Friday 9 December 12:00pm
Political strategists Brian Atwood and Margaret Carpenter will lead a discussion titled "The Transition of Power ─ From Obama to Trump," as part of the Election 2016 series. The forum will address various aspects of the White House transition of power to President-elect Donald Trump. The speakers will shed light on how this transfer is different from previous shakeups and some of the risks involved. Atwood is a senior fellow at the Watson Institute, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution. Carpenter has served as the assistant U.S. coordinator for refugee affairs at the U.S. State Department, served as a senior advisor to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009-2010 and has offered strategic guidance in other high-level executive positions. The event begins at noon in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.