November 9, 2020
Global Minnesota in partnership with WACA presents

The Man Who Ran Washington:
The Life and Times of James A. Baker III

Monday, November 9, 7:00 PM ET (6:00 PM CT)

Join Global Minnesota and World Affairs Councils of America for a virtual conversation with journalist-author duo Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker for a closer look at their new book, The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III. The program will be moderated by Bill Clifford, WACA President and CEO.

For a quarter-century, from the end of Watergate to the aftermath of the Cold War, no Republican won the presidency without his help or ran the White House without his advice. James Addison Baker III was the indispensable man for four presidents because he understood better than anyone how to make Washington work at a time when America was shaping events around the world. His story is a case study of power in late 20th century America and the story of Washington and the world in the modern era.
About the Speakers

Peter Baker is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, a political analyst for MSNBC, and author of “Days of Fire” and “The Breach.” Susan Glasser is a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of its weekly “Letter from Trump’s Washington” as well as a CNN global affairs analyst. Their first assignment as a married couple was as Moscow bureau chiefs for The Washington Post, after which they wrote “Kremlin Rising.”
About the Moderator

Bill Clifford is President and CEO of the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington, DC, where he leads WACA's national office and represents its nonpartisan nonprofit network of more than 90 World Affairs Councils across the United States. In March 2017, he was appointed nonresident senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
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