For a quarter-century, from the end of Watergate to the aftermath of the Cold War, no Republican won the presidency without his help or ran the White House without his advice. James Addison Baker III was the indispensable man for four presidents because he understood better than anyone how to make Washington work at a time when America was shaping events around the world. His story is a case study of power in late 20th century America and the story of Washington and the world in the modern era.
In this event co-sponsored with Global Minnesota, join us for a virtual conversation with journalist–author duo Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker for a closer look at their new book, The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III.
Peter Baker is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, a political analyst for MSNBC, and author of Days of Fire and The Breach. Susan Glasser is a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of its weekly “Letter from Trump’s Washington” as well as a CNN global affairs analyst. Their first assignment as a married couple was as Moscow bureau chiefs for The Washington Post, after which they wrote Kremlin Rising.
Global Minnesota is committed to serving Minnesota from a foundation built on the following core values: respect, collaboration, nonpartisanship, global competency, inclusion, and courage. Their mission is to advance international understanding and engagement. From the 2nd grader to the CEO, Global Minnesota connects individuals, organizations, and communities to the world through a unique lineup of programs offered from the Twin Cities to Greater Minnesota. Thanks to these programs, Global Minnesota takes relevant and timely information on international issues, foreign policy, and cultural topics, and provides the space and opportunity for Minnesotans to engage and discuss.