Speaker to discuss national and party leadership on Nov. 17

November 13, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — John D. Graham, an expert in public affairs and policy analysis, will speak on Tuesday (Nov. 17) at Purdue University.

"The President as National and Party Leader: Lessons from the Obama Presidency" is 7 p.m. in Mechanical Engineering, Room 1130.  

The event is part of the Andrew Maner Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Department of Political Science. The talk is free and open to the public.

Graham is dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. He has served as president of the Society for Risk Analysis and in 2000 he helped organize the first World Congress on Risk Analysis. In 2009, Graham received the SRA's Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award, the society's highest award for excellence.

Graham was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2001 to serve as administrator for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and Office of Management and Budget. He worked to cut regulatory costs and encouraged regulations that saved lives, prevented disease and protected the environment. He wrote the book "Bush on the Home Front: Domestic Policy Triumphs and Setbacks" about his time working for Bush.

Graham also has written on the analytic and institutional aspects of lifesaving policies, co-authoring over 10 books and 200 articles in academic journals. He regularly speaks to journalists, business leaders and government officials on risk and safety analysis. 

Writer: Jennifer Jackson, Jacks152@Purdue.edu

Media Contact: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, Apatterson@Purdue.edu

Source: Bert Rockman, Barockma@Purdue.edu 

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