Please join the New American Engagement Initiative on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 1pm EST for a virtual discussion featuring John Raidt, Thomas Kean, Heather Hurlburt, and John Farmer Jr.
The conversation will focus on the themes in Raidt’s new book, Politics, Inc.: America’s Troubled Democracy and How to Fix It. The book explores the roots of the country’s troubled political culture, and identifies critical reforms to repair American democracy and restore the United States to a position of global leadership. Raidt, formerly a senior staff member to the US Senate and legislative director for the late-Senator John McCain, is uniquely qualified to speak about the need for reform — and understands how to implement the necessary changes.
Raidt will be joined by former New Jersey governor and chairman of the 9/11 commission, Thomas Kean, Heather Hurlburt, director of the New Models of Policy Change project at New America, and John Farmer Jr., Director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, and a former New Jersey Attorney General, who will moderate the discussion. Both Kean and Hurlburt have rich experience working to improve America’s democratic systems. They will discuss what fixes need to be prioritized for the United States to be able to operate effectively as a global leader.
Photo by Joseph Allen
In conversation with
Gov. Thomas Kean
Director, New Models of Policy Change project
New America’s Political Reform program
John Farmer Jr.
Director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics
Former New Jersey Attorney General
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