A Letter from Jennifer J. Raab and Jonathan Fanton

On March 14-15, it was a privilege for Hunter College’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute to host “Revisiting the Great Society: The Role of Government from FDR and LBJ to Today.” Over two days, a distinguished roster of scholars and practitioners considered lessons learned from Roosevelt’s New Deal and Johnson’s Great Society with an eye toward understanding how to make Washington work today.

In 2012, we published a compendium from the conference which included the keynote addresses. We are pleased to present the second publication from the conference, which includes a discussion of the conference panels on civil rights, health, and poverty during the Johnson administration.

This publication includes personal reflections from Joseph A. Califano, Jr., derived from his deep experience in public life as President Lyndon B. Johnson’s chief advisor for domestic policy and as the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare during the Carter Administration. Rather than transcripts of the proceedings, this publication distills the lessons learned about LBJ’s presidential leadership. These lessons will be valuable to future presidents and political leadership.

All the best,

JRaab

Jennifer J. Raab, President
Hunter College

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Jonathan F. Fanton, Interim Director
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

 

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  • Images from the Symposium

     

    Joseph A. Califano, Ervin Duggan, Bill Moyers, Walter Mondale and George McGovern in conversation with Bob Schieffer on LBJ's Great Society
    Joseph A. Califano, Ervin Duggan, Bill Moyers, Walter Mondale and George McGovern in conversation with Bob Schieffer on LBJ's Great Society14-Mar-2012 17:24, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3, 4.0, 35.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 2000
    Walter Mondale, 42nd Vice President of the United States and former US Senator
    Walter Mondale, 42nd Vice President of the United States and former US Senator14-Mar-2012 18:25, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3, 3.2, 200.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 1250
    Hunter President Jennifer J. Raab and Joe Califano
    Hunter President Jennifer J. Raab and Joe Califano15-Mar-2012 08:05, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3, 7.1, 27.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800
    Leticia Van de Putte, Texas State Senator
    Leticia Van de Putte, Texas State Senator15-Mar-2012 10:04, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3, 2.8, 170.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 1600
  • Selected Media Coverage

     

    • CUNY TV
    • THIRTEEN/WNET New York Public Media METROFOCUS
    • Good Day NY (3/15/2012)
    • New York Times (4/23/12 and 4/15/12)
    • C-SPAN / C-SPAN3



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