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Professor Gerald Warburg: ‘Lessons Learned’ From Nixon to Obama
July 17, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join the UVaClub of Washington, DC in a riveting discussion of Professor Gerald Warburg’s newly released book, “Dispatches from the Eastern Front: A Political Education from the Nixon Years to the Age of Obama.” Professor Warburg is a professor of public policy at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He was instrumental in crafting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act along with the Anti-Apartheid Sanctions Act. Professor Warburg takes us inside decades of backroom deal-making at the Capitol, where principles are pressed by the political necessity of compromise. Despite our government’s many flaws, Warburg concludes America’s democratic promise can still be fulfilled and writes, “Just as second marriages represent the triumph of hope over experience, political memoirs should offer optimism as an antidote to the cynicism pervading most discussions about Washington.” In taking us deep into the D.C. labyrinth and without glossing over its corrupt practices, Warburg equips aspiring public servants with key insights to advance positive change.
Heavy appetizers and beverages will be provided.