The main responsibilities of a presidential transition team
Presidential candidates rely on their transition teams to manage critical pre-election and post-election responsibilities. On the Transition Lab podcast, host Dave Marchick spoke to members of past transition teams to learn more about their roles.
A unique opportunity for more diverse representation in government
After Election Day, first- and second-term administrations have an opportunity to better diversify leadership in the federal government by filling thousands of top management positions.
An inside look at the presidential appointment process
When the presidential campaign ends, the winning candidate will immediately face the challenge of filling top-level political appointments. In three episodes of “Transition Lab,” host David Marchick has covered the appointment process, exploring the many factors that influence how presidents fill key positions.
How past presidents overcame challenging transitions
No matter which candidate wins the election, the 2020-2021 presidential transition will come during a challenging time. On three recent episodes of Transition Lab, we looked at other difficult transitions, including those of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
A framework for presidential candidates during the COVID-19 pandemic
In an episode of the Transition Lab podcast, Stephanie Cutter, former spokeswoman for the Obama-Biden transition team and nationally recognized communications strategist, explains how her team successfully positioned then President-elect Obama as a leader during the 2008 financial crisis. Presidential candidates now can use these same tactics to show their leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emergency preparedness tips from former U.S. Coast Guard commandant Thad Allen
The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented crisis for our nation, and it requires a federal government response. Retired Admiral Thad Allen shares his experiences with disaster preparedness in this week’s Transition Lab bonus episode.
The lasting impacts of a presidential transition
Catch up on highlights from the February episodes of our podcast series “Transition Lab,” featuring conversations with Michèle Flournoy, former undersecretary of Defense; Chris Lu, who led President Obama’s transition team; and Stuart Eizenstat and David Rubenstein, senior officials in the Carter campaign in 1976.
Interested in a behind-the-scenes look at presidential transitions? So were we.
Catch up on highlights from the first two episodes of our podcast series “Transition Lab,” produced by the Center for Presidential Transition®, featuring conversations with leads from the Clinton and Trump transition teams and the chiefs of staff for presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Why do presidential nominees languish in the Senate?
Many of the Trump administration’s nominees have yet to be confirmed by the Senate. Why does it take so long? The answer has a lot to do with Senate rules and norms.