David Gergen — the CNN political analyst, Harvard professor and adviser to four presidents — will speak on leadership and dysfunction in Washington at Palm Beach Atlantic University Thursday night in the inaugural lecture for the LeMieux Center for Public Policy.
Former Sen. George LeMieux will also be on hand. LeMieux donated the papers from his 16-month appointed Senate term to the Christian school in 2011 and announced the founding of the center that bears his name last year.
Tickets are free but available by reservation only for Gergen’s 6:30 p.m. speech. To reserve a space, contact AnnMarie@milanostrategies.com. The event is at the DeSantis Family Chapel at 300 Okeechobee Blvd.
The LeMieux Center for Public Policy will be established in three phases: a lecture series that begins with Gergen’s address Thursday night; a fellowship program beginning in the fall in which two upper-class students will work with LeMieux on addressing issues of public importance; and an internship program beginning in 2014 in which students will work with leaders in Washington, Tallahassee and the business and not-for-profit worlds.
Gergen, 70, appears regularly on CNN and is a professor of public service and director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Gergen was an adviser to Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan and Democrat Bill Clinton.