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President Carter: The White House years

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President Carter: The White House years

Stuart Eizenstat, Russell Riley

Friday, December 14, 2018
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
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Was Jimmy Carter an effective president or just a transitional leader between the controversy of Richard Nixon and the new vision offered by Ronald Reagan? How do Americans view him today? How do we judge his administration's work on energy, the Camp David Accords, the Iran hostage crisis, the Panama Canal, and Soviet escalation?

The Miller Center's Russell Riley sits down for a conversation with Carter's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor Stuart Eizenstat about his new book President Carter: The White House Years.

The New York Times' Peter baker wrote of Eizenstat's book: "Carter’s presidency has been held hostage...to the string of missteps, the missed opportunities, and the two-dimensional image. He has Eizenstat to thank for seeking to free him from the chains of history and provide a fuller picture."

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Friday, December 14, 2018
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
Add to Calendar 2018-12-14 11:00:00 2018-12-14 12:15:00 President Carter: The White House years Was Jimmy Carter an effective president or just a transitional leader between the controversy of Richard Nixon and the new vision offered by Ronald Reagan? How do Americans view him today? How do we judge his administration's work on energy, the Camp David Accords, the Iran hostage crisis, the Panama Canal, and Soviet escalation? The Miller Center's Russell Riley sits down for a conversation with Carter's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor Stuart Eizenstat about his new book President Carter: The White House Years. The New York Times' Peter baker wrote of Eizenstat's book: "Carter’s presidency has been held hostage...to the string of missteps, the missed opportunities, and the two-dimensional image. He has Eizenstat to thank for seeking to free him from the chains of history and provide a fuller picture."    *This event is being cosponsored by the Miller Center and the Presidential Precinct.   The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
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Speakers
Stuart Eizenstat

Stuart Eizenstat

During a decade and a half of public service in three US administrations, Ambassador Eizenstat has held a number of key senior positions, including chief White House domestic policy advisor to President Jimmy Carter (1977–1981); U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration (1993–2001).

During the Clinton Administration, he had a prominent role in the development of key international initiatives, including the negotiations of the Transatlantic Agenda with the European Union (establishing what remains of the framework for the US relationship with the EU); the development of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD) among European and US CEOs; the negotiation of agreements with the European Union regarding the Helms-Burton Act and the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act; the negotiation of the Japan Port Agreement with the Japanese government; and the negotiation of the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, where he led the US delegation.

Russell Riley

Russell Riley

Riley, co-chair of the Miller Center’s Presidential Oral History Program, is the Miller Center's White Burkett Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions. He is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on elite oral history interviewing and the contemporary presidency. He has logged more than 1,500 hours of confidential interviews with senior members of the White House staff, cabinet officers, and foreign leaders back to the days of the Carter and Reagan Administrations. Since 2003, he has led both the William J. Clinton Presidential History Project and the George W. Bush Oral History Project. He has lectured extensively on American politics and oral history methods across the United States, as well as in China, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, Ireland, and the Netherlands, and by videoconference (for the US Department of State) at Al Quds and Najah Universities in the West Bank.