23 min

The Peaceful Transfer of Power: An Oral History of America’s Presidential Transitions For the Ages: A History Podcast

    • History

The peaceful transfer of power from one U.S. President to another is the most delicate and hazardous period in the entire political cycle. Americans learned the stakes in 2020, when President Donald Trump’s refusal to trigger the formal start of the transition process to President-Elect Joe Biden created perhaps the worst crisis for American democracy since the Civil War. In a conversation with David M. Rubenstein, former director of the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition David Marchick illuminates the long history, complexity, and current best practices associated with this most vital of democratic institutions.
Recorded October 8, 2022 

The peaceful transfer of power from one U.S. President to another is the most delicate and hazardous period in the entire political cycle. Americans learned the stakes in 2020, when President Donald Trump’s refusal to trigger the formal start of the transition process to President-Elect Joe Biden created perhaps the worst crisis for American democracy since the Civil War. In a conversation with David M. Rubenstein, former director of the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition David Marchick illuminates the long history, complexity, and current best practices associated with this most vital of democratic institutions.
Recorded October 8, 2022 

23 min

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