Understanding Polarization in American Politics, Thursday 7/21

Join us for the next MiXX discussion as we explore the current political state with guest Jack Watson.

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Jack Watson is a lawyer whose career has included distinguished
service in law, business and government. In 1976, he chaired the
Carter-Mondale Policy Planning Group preparing for a possible
Carter Presidency. During the Carter Administration, he served
as Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs,
Secretary to the Cabinet, and White House Chief of Staff. In
1976-77, he headed the Carter Transition Team during the
transition of government from President Ford to President
Carter, and in1980-81, directed the transition of government from
President Carter to President Reagan. He served in the U.S.
Marine Corps as a Pathfinder and Reconnaissance Team Leader,
First Force Reconnaissance Company, and left the Marine Corps
with the rank of Captain. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of
Vanderbilt University and holds a JD degree from Harvard Law
Jack has served on numerous commissions and charitable boards,
including the boards of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
Institute in New York and the Piedmont Environmental Council
in Virginia. He was a Commissioner of the National Portrait
Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution from 2002-2014 and
served as Chairman of the National Portrait Gallery from 2009 –
2014. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Counsellors
of The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Jack and his wife Beth
live in Atlanta, Georgia and Telluride, Colorado.
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