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Webinar: 'The Man Who Ran Washington' — A Conversation with James A. Baker III, Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

In “The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III,” authors Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, two of America’s most important political journalists, write the definitive biography of Secretary Baker as a power broker who influenced America's destiny for generations. The book is a case study in the acquisition, exercise and preservation of power in late 20th century America and the story of Washington and the world in the modern era — how it once worked and how it has transformed into an era of gridlock and polarization.

At this event, Secretary Baker joined Baker and Glasser for an online discussion of the book moderated by Mark Updegrove, president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation. A special copy of the “The Man Who Ran Washington” signed by the authors is available for pre-order from Brazos Bookstore in Houston and The Store at LBJ in Austin, while supplies last.

The event was co-sponsored by the LBJ Presidential Foundation and Baker Botts, LLP. Follow @BakerInstitute on Twitter, and join the conversation online with #BakerBook.



11:00 a.m. — Opening Remarks
11:05 a.m. — Moderated Conversation with Secretary Baker, Peter Baker and Susan Glasser


Registration has closed. A video recording of the event will be available soon.

Welcome Speaker

John Martin, J.D.
Managing Partner, Baker Botts

Featured Speakers

The Honorable James A. Baker, III
Honorary Chair, Baker Institute for Public Policy; Senior Partner, Baker Botts

Peter Baker
Chief White House Correspondent, The New York Times

Susan Glasser
Staff Writer, The New Yorker


Mark Updegrove
President and CEO, LBJ Foundation



Wed, Oct. 7, 2020
11 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar