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The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Democracy Project hosted a series of events on leadership. BPC examined a different facet of leadership through conversations with luminaries from various fields. During the inaugural event, former 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.

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 explored leadership of our institutions in today’s polarized political climate.


Second-Term Presidents
June 2, 2015

Foreign Policy in Congress
February 4, 2014

The Reagan Presidency
May 21, 2013

Jon Huntsman
October 19, 2012

Michael Duffy
TIME Magazine Washington Bureau Chief; 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
January 19, 2012

John W. Rowe
November 9, 2011