Panel 1: Staffing a new White House: Personnel is power 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Chris Lu, Miller Center/Obama administration David Marchick, Center for Presidential Transition, Partnership for Public Service Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, Miller Center/Brookings Institution
William Antholis, Miller Center (moderator)
Presidents-elect have important decisions to make during the transition period, one of the most consequential being decisions about their staff. This conversation will consider three dimensions of the Biden transition: a comparative assessment of how the transition has been conducted and what it might mean for the early months of the Biden administration, analyzing early appointments, and the perspective of former WH staff members who started on day one.
Panel 2: The Man Who Ran Washington, a book talk with Peter Baker and Susan Glasser 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Peter Baker, The New York Times Susan Glasser, The New Yorker Mary Kate Cary, Miller Center (moderator)