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Political analyst David Gergen headlines LeMieux’s opening show

by Dara Kam | February 18th, 2013

CNN political analyst and former presidential adviser David Gergen will give a speech at the LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University on March 21.

Gergen, who worked for Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton, will deliver the inaugural speech at the joint venture between West Palm Beach private university and former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux. LeMieux, a Republican, served 19 months in the Senate after then-Gov. Charlie Crist appointed him to fill a vacancy created by U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez, who retired.

Here’s the release from the LeMieux center on Gergen’s appearance:

Former U.S. Senator George LeMieux today announced the inaugural speaker for the LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Presidential advisor, national political analyst and Harvard School of Government Professor David Gergen will speak to students and special guests at the University on Thursday, March 21 at 7pm ET.

In addition to his work at Harvard, Gergen is a senior political analyst for CNN who served during the administrations of four U.S. presidents. He is a professor of public service at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the director of its Center for Public Leadership. In 2000, he published the best-selling book, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton.

“I am very excited and pleased to welcome David Gergen as the LeMieux Center’s inaugural speaker. As a journalist, an analyst, and a senior advisor to four U.S. presidents, David brings an unparalleled depth of insight into national politics and first-hand accounts of America’s leading political figures,” said Senator LeMieux. “One of the reasons the LeMieux Center was founded at Palm Beach Atlantic was to give students opportunities for conversations about public policy and leadership. There are a series of substantial and ongoing issues facing Florida and America, and a need for thoughtful consideration in how to address these challenges. I look forward to David presenting his insights at the University.”

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2 Responses to “Political analyst David Gergen headlines LeMieux’s opening show”

  1. George Hayduke Says:

    You serve a year as an unelected no-name Senator and you get a public policy institute at a university?

    What a dope. That is what’s wrong with America.

  2. Ted the Nimble Says:

    This guy has as much credibility as a guy who was a non voting senator community organizer.

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