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Published on May 9, 2012
Susan Eisenhower, Chair Emeritus and Chairman of Leadership & Public Policy Programs
Bio: Susan Eisenhower was a founding director and the first president of the Eisenhower Institute, where she became known for her work in the former Soviet Union and in the energy field. She also serves as President of the Eisenhower Group, Inc., which provides strategic counsel on political and business projects. Eisenhower has served on several blue ribbon commissions, most recently the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, in addition to the Baker- Cutler Commission on U.S. funded nuclear nonproliferation programs in Russia. In 2011, Eisenhower was appointed to the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee. Previously, she worked on the NASA Advisory Council and the National Academy of Sciences' standing Committee on International Security and Arms Control.
Eisenhower has been a Fellow at Harvard's JFK School of Government's Institute of Politics and a Distinguished Fellow at the Nixon Center. She currently sits on the boards of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Energy Future Coalition, and the MIT Energy Initiative, and is an advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's new Institute for 21st Century Energy and the Air Force Academy's Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies.
Eisenhower's program, Strategy & Leadership in Transformational Times, offers a select group of Gettysburg students an opportunity to compare and contrast the current state of domestic and international affairs with past case studies of decisions by nations, organizations, and individuals. Students discover the critical importance of strategy and leadership and the consequences of these actions in today's transformational times.