With a general election looming in less than two weeks, the North Carolina Museum of History welcomes David Gergen for a virtual discussion, David Gergen: Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26. This program is free but is expected to sell out; register for tickets here.

Join this virtual conversation as Gergen presents a bipartisan examination of recent political history—and what the current election means as a roadmap to key events in our nation’s history and its course for the future. 

With an extensive career in the political field, both in the White House and as a political observer and commentator, Gergen has worked the front lines of America’s political scene—serving the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton—and has proven to have an unsurpassed knowledge of the diplomatic world.

Born in Durham, he taught at Duke University, worked with The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour (PBS), and was once an editor for US News & World Report; he has twice been a member of election-coverage teams that won Peabody Awards, and he has contributed to two Emmy-winning political analysis teams. As founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, the public policy school of Harvard University, Gergen continues to share his knowledge for governance. As noted above, he is a longtime political analyst for CNN and author of the New York Times best seller, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton.

For information about the NC Museum of History, a Smithsonian Affiliate museum, call 919-814-7000 or access ncmuseumofhistory.org or follow the museum on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or YouTube.

Since 2006, the North Carolina Museum of History has been a Smithsonian Affiliate, part of a select group of museums, cultural, educational, and arts organizations that share Smithsonian resources with the nation. The Smithsonian Affiliations network is a national outreach program that develops long-term collaborative partnerships with museums, educational, and cultural organizations to enrich communities with Smithsonian resources. More information is available at affiliations.si.edu.

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