"On Leadership" Speaker Series

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Democracy Project is hosting a series of events on leadership throughout 2012. Each quarter, we will examine a different facet of leadership through conversations with luminaries from various fields. In our inaugural event, retiring Exelon CEO John W. Rowe looked back on his nearly three decades as a key voice on energy and environmental policy and shared his insights on leading a Fortune 200 company through a time of economic and regulatory uncertainty. The 2012 kickoff event featured former Senators Tom Daschle and Trent Lott discussing their own personal approaches to the role of Senate majority leader.

Why Leadership?

One of the most significant components of improving our political system is bolstering the leadership of our institutions. Reforming laws and rules that guide institutions is an important endeavor, but leaders shape institutions and make reforms effective. The series explores leadership of our institutions in today's polarized political climate.


The Reagan Presidency

May 21, 2013

Jon Huntsman on Leadership

October 19, 2012

Michael Duffy on Leadership

Washington Bureau Chief, TIME Magazine; Co-author of The New York Times best-seller, The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity

July 12, 2012

Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott on Leadership

January 19, 2012

John W. Rowe on Leadership

November 9, 2011