With confidence in our political system at a low point, our institutions need strong leadership. In 2012, the Bipartisan Policy Center will host a series of events exploring what it takes to successfully lead our key institutions and inspire results in the current environment. For the first of our 2012 leadership events, BPC, in partnership with the Henry Jackson Foundation, welcomed former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott for a behind-the-scenes reflection on leading the Senate. Daschle and Lott discussed the peculiarities of Senate leadership, their own personal approaches to the role of majority leader, and the challenges of leading the Senate in an increasingly polarized Washington.
Read a blog post recapping the event here.
President, Bipartisan Policy Center
BPC Senior Fellow
President of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation Board of Governors
The discussion follows a November speech on corporate leadership by John Rowe, Chairman and CEO of Exelon. You can see video of the event here. Upcoming events will examine leadership in the judiciary, House of Representatives and other institutions. Event sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. For more information on Henry Jackson, the Foundation and to view the Centennial Film prodiced about his qualities of leadership, click here.
From 1912 until his untimely passing in 1983, Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson made an indelible mark on leadership. His dedication to bipartisan, public dialogue shaped the perspectives of many in government. On the occasion of Senator Jackson’s centennial, the Jackson Foundation is pleased to release a Centennial Film about the qualities of leadership that he exhibited, through interviews with national leaders who knew and worked with him. We hope you will be able to join us in celebrating the Senator’s 100 year legacy in 2012.