Transition Lab is a behind-the-scenes look at presidential transitions. Join David Marchick for candid discussions with former presidential chiefs of staff, transition team leads and other presidential transition experts. Transition Lab is a must-listen for anyone interested in developing a better understanding of what needs to happen before a president takes office or starts a second term.
You can now read the interviews from “Transition Lab” in “The Peaceful Transfer of Power: An Oral History of Presidential Transitions” from University of Virginia Press, UVA’s Miller Center Studies on the Presidency and the Partnership for Public Service.
The book puts into narrative form the most compelling “Transition Lab” interviews with historians and transition experts that were recorded during the 2020 election cycle.
“The Peaceful Transfer of Power” contains important lessons and insights about the risks facing our country’s most important democratic tradition—an issue of growing importance for us all.
Ken Burns on Presidential
Leadership During American
Let’s step back a little bit and celebrate that since 1797 when George Washington gave up the presidency and John Adams took over, we have had an unbroken succession of presidential administrations.PLAY EPISODE
Navigating the Screening Process for High Level Political Appointees
Leslie Kiernan and Robert Rizzi have helped political appointees navigate the vetting process. They describe the appointment process, what might disqualify an individual, and how the rules change with each administration.PLAY EPISODE