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David Gergen

Professor of Public Service and Director, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Biography

David Gergen is Professor of Public Service and Director of the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also editor-at-large at US News & World Report and is a Senior Political Analyst for CNN. He also regularly serves as an analyst on radio shows and is a frequent lecturer at venues around the world. In the fall of 2000 he published a best-selling book titled, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton. In the past, David has served in the White House as an adviser to four presidents: Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton. Most recently, he served for 18 months in the Clinton administration, first as Counselor to the President and then as Special Adviser to the President and the Secretary of State. He returned to private life in January 1995.