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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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