This event features Jones Group International Vice President John Raidt and White House Correspondent for Gray Television and McCain Institute Media Fellow Jon Decker. They discuss Raidt’s newest book, “Politics Inc. America’s Troubled Democracy and How to Fix It,” an interesting account of the country’s deeply troubled political culture and highlights reforms necessary to strengthen US democracy.
EVENT LINK: https://asu.zoom.us/j/87852526266
John Raidt of Jones Group International has over 34 years of public policy experience, including national and homeland security, trade, commerce, energy, the environment, and natural resource management. John has served as a professional staff member of three national commissions including: the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission); the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves, and; the Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq. In 2008, he served as deputy to General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret), Special Envoy for Middle East Regional Security, focusing on resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. He is a former senior staff member to the U.S. Senate, having served as Legislative Director for U.S. Senator John McCain and Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. John is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Jon Decker is the White House Correspondent and Senior National Editor for Gray Television and has been a member of the White House Press Corps since 1995. In 2015, he was elected by his colleagues to the Board of the White House Correspondents’ Association. Jon serves on the faculty of Georgetown University and the UCLA School of Law where he is an Adjunct Professor. Jon, a member of the Washington, DC Bar, is the only lawyer in the White House Press Corps.
While the U.S. faces a range of challenges these days – both here at home and on the world stage – the McCain Institute maintains that all of them can be met by reaffirming character-driven leadership. To bolster its message, the Institute hosts Authors & Insights Book Talk Series. Through this “reverse book tour,” Institute leaders interview authors of important newly-released books on American politics, policy and leadership with the intention to engage the American people in a dialogue that affirms the importance of character-driven leadership and America’s leadership in the international community. The result will be a blueprint for a brighter future.