Join us as we discuss Martha Kumar's book, Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power. The discussion will be moderated by Todd Belt, the GW Political Management Program Director. This is set to be an engaging event with the expert in White House transitions as she draws on past experiences and contrasts it to the most recent White House change in power.
Martha Kumar is the director of the White House Transition Project, which is a nonpartisan effort by presidency scholars to provide information on presidential transitions and White House operations. She is also a retired professor of political science at Towson University. Previous publications include, Managing the President’s Message: The White House Communication Operation; White House World: Transitions, Organization, and Office Operations and Portraying the President: The White House and the News Media with Michael Grossman.