2000: The U.S. Presidency – Preparing for the 21st Century

The theme for the 2000 Panetta Lecture Series was “The U.S. Presidency – Preparing of the 21st Century.”

The series examined the role of our nation’s leader and the complex path that leads to the presidency. The group of speakers featured former candidates, including the first female candidate for the vice presidency from a major party, reporters, and a popular third party governor.

Topic Speakers
The Presidential Race Bill Press
John Sununu
(Leon Panetta, Moderator)
Covering the Presidency Bill Plante
Sam Donaldson
(Leon Panetta, Moderator)
Running for the Presidency Lamar Alexander
Geraldine Ferraro
(Leon Panetta, Moderator)
Third Party Candidates Jesse Ventura
(Leon Panetta, Moderator)