"Leading the Nation: The Presidency" webcast and moderated chat event will take place January 18 live from the Newseum, the interactive museum of news in Arlington, Virginia.
The text and video from the webcast will be archived and available about two weeks after the event for future review.
The webcast and moderated discussions will be held in four sessions:
Session 1: Roles of the president, 12:30-1 p.m. EST
This moderated chat, featuring American University professor Allan Lichtman, will focus on what is the job of the president and how many hats the leader of the free world wears.
Session 2: The role of the presidency in the media, 1:30-2:15 p.m. EST
This webcast features professor Allan Lichtman, who will discuss how the office of the presidency has changed. Robert Watson, an associate professor of political science at the University of Hawaii, will discuss presidents and their families in a moderated chat.
Session 3: Qualities of a leader in the media age, 2:30-3:15 p.m. EST
This webcast with Mark Davis, a former speechwriter for former President George Bush, examines how a president uses the media and the media's responsibility as it relates to the presidency. The session also will feature Joshua Gilder, a founding director of the White House Writers Group, in a moderated chat.
Session 4: The transfer of power, 3:30-4 p.m. EST
Join this moderated chat with Paul Light from the Brookings Institution to discuss the transition of presidential power and what happens before the president-elect takes office.