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Podesta to speak on 'View from the Executive Branch,' March 10

John Podesta, former chief of staff to President Clinton, will present "A View From the Executive Branch" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Podesta, currently a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University, first served in the Clinton administration from January 1993 to 1995 as assistant to the president and staff secretary. He also was a senior policy adviser to the president on government information, privacy, telecommunications security and regulatory policy.

In January 1997, Podesta was appointed assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff, managing policy initiatives, developing overall legislative and communications strategy, and coordinating the selection of senior administration appointments, including federal judges. From October 1998 until January 2001, he served as chief of staff to Clinton. He was responsible for directing, managing and overseeing all policy development, daily operations, Congressional relations and staff activities of the White House. He also coordinated the work of cabinet agencies with a particular emphasis on the development of federal budget and tax policy.

The lecture is sponsored the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Law and Public Affairs .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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