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The Presidency: 20th Century Presidential Leadership

President Wilson (1916)

President Wilson (1916)

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sunday, December 15, 2013

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph Nye examines the foreign policies of 20th century American presidents and assesses the effectiveness and ethics of their choices. He identifies two main types of presidential temperaments – transformational and transactional– and argues that both leadership styles were important in the development of America’s international power.  After his talk, Joseph Nye discusses the topic further with fellow Harvard Kennedy School Professor David Gergen.

Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013 at 10:37am (ET)

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