SMU’s Center for Presidential History will look back at the victories, defeats and head-scratchers from President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office during a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017 in the Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center.
The panel will feature perspectives from SMU faculty members specializing in history and communications, as well as from the CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center and the deputy editorial page editor of The Dallas Morning News.
A light coffee will precede the event at 6:30 p.m. The event is free; RSVPs are required. Free passes will be emailed to registered guests before the event. Seating is limited, and not guaranteed.
“The first 100 days is crucial for setting the tone of a presidency,” said Center for Presidential History Director Jeffrey Engel. “You shouldn’t look so much to measure accomplishments, but rather style and efficiency, which is all the more intriguing when we have an administration with historically limited levels of experience.”
The panelists include:
- Kenneth Hersh, CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center
- Nicole Stockdale, deputy editorial page editor of the The Dallas Morning News
- Rita Kirk, director of SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility
- Jeffrey A. Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History
— Kenny Ryan