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President Carter: The White House Years

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

JMM 2019 Annual Meeting


Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30 pm


Samuel Boltansky Memorial Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, author of President Carter: The White House Years


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Join Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat as he shares a behind-the-scenes account of President Carter: The White House Years, a book 40 years in the making and an intimate, first-hand comprehensive history of the Carter Administration. Ambassador Eizenstat had a front row seat to the challenges faced during this turbulent time in the 1970s as Chief White House Domestic Policy Advisers.


The program begins at 6:30pm with a presentation of the FY 20 slate of nominees to the JMM’s Board of Trustees for election by the Museum’s membership. The talk will follow and will include a book signing afterwards – copies will be available at Esther’s Place, the JMM Shop.

About Our Samuel Boltansky Memorial Keynote Speaker Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat:


Stuart Eizenstat is a Partner at Covington and Burling LLP, where he heads the firm’s international practice. During a decade and a half of public service in three US administrations, Ambassador Eizenstat held a number of key senior positions, including chief White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981); US Ambassador to the European Union, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration (1993-2001). During the Clinton Administration, he had a prominent role in the development of a number of key international initiatives.


Much of the interest in providing belated justice for victims of the Holocaust and other victims of Nazi tyranny during World War II was the result of his leadership as Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State on Holocaust-Era Issues. He successfully negotiated major agreements with Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and other European countries, covering restitution of property, payment for slave and forced laborers, recovery of looted art, bank accounts, and payment of insurance policies.


Ambassador Eizenstat has received seven honorary doctorate degrees from universities and academic institutions. He has been awarded high civilian awards from the governments of France (Legion of Honor), Germany, and Austria, as well as from Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers. He is a Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and of Harvard Law School.


June 5
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm