Andrew Card

Democracy, Bipartisanship, and Leadership in Troubled Times

Every day the eyes of the world focus their attention on the White House. The pressures of managing the enormous responsibilities of the federal government are staggering. With a challenging economy, a divided Congress, and a number of hot-button issues on the national and global agenda, much is at stake for America’s future.

Andrew Card is a former president of Franklin Pierce University and current chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy, a non-profit, bipartisan, organization dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Having served as White House Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, Card will provide a personal, penetrating look at today's political climate. He will discuss bipartisan options on the issues of immigration, education, tax policy, and the economy. Additionally he will discuss the difficulty of getting things done with a divided government and finding ways to act in a bipartisan manner.

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