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December 4, 2008

Where Do We Go From Here?: Transition in the White House

A new executive branch is taking shape in Washington — and with the combination of two wars abroad and an economic crisis at home, this could be one of the most important transition periods in modern history. After nearly two years of campaigning for the White House, President-elect Obama has only weeks to create an administration team that will help him handle these daunting challenges. Who will he select for this group, and how will they set the administration’s top priorities?

J. Brian Atwood, Dean of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, who led the transition team at the State Department for the Clinton-Gore administration, provided a firsthand perspective to the transition process and shared his thoughts on how the incoming administration should invest its political and financial capital.

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