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WWS to co-host panel session, viewing of Obama inauguration, Jan. 20

Jan 20, 2009 (All day)
Robertson Hall
Arthur Lewis Auditorium
Open to the Public

The Woodrow Wilson School will co-host a mid-day event, "The Swearing-in of the 44th President of the United States," at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 20, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

The event will feature an 11:00 a.m. panel with the Woodrow Wilson School’s James Leach '64, former Republican Congressman from Iowa and the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs and Co. Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs; and Brandice Canes-Wrone, a Professor of Politics and Public Affairs. Nolan McCarty, Associate Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School and the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, will moderate the discussion. The viewing of the Obama-Biden inauguration at 12:00 p.m. will follow the panel, and a reception with refreshments will commence at 1:00 p.m. in Robertson Hall’s Bernstein Gallery.

James Leach served 30 years as a representative in Congress where he chaired the Banking and Financial Services Committee, the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs, and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. He holds eight honorary degrees, has received decorations from two foreign governments, and is the recipient of the Wayne Morse Integrity in Politics Award, the Woodrow Wilson Award from Johns Hopkins, the Adlai Stevenson Award from the United Nations Association, and the Edger Wayburn Award from the Sierra Club. Leach is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission and formerly served as a trustee of Princeton University.

Brandice Canes-Wrone's fields of specialty include presidential, legislative and bureaucratic politics, as well as the study of elections. She is the author of numerous articles in the leading journals of political science, and the book “Who Leads Whom? Presidents, Policy Making, and the Mass Public” which was named winner of the 2007 Richard E. Neustadt Award of the American Political Science Association for the best book published on the U.S. presidency in 2006. Currently, she serves on the editorial boards of Presidential Studies Quarterly and Public Choice.

This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics and the Office of Community and Regional Affairs. It is free and open to the public.


The Woodrow Wilson School hosts a panel discussion preceding a viewing of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. Panelists:- Nolan McCarty, Associate Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School- Brandice Canes-Wrone, Professor of Politics and Public Affairs- James Leach, former Republican Congressman from Iowa, and...