The Importance of Presidential Transitions

Monday 6 June 2022   18:00 to 19:00


Chris Liddell, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff; Alumnus and Visiting Research Fellow, Green Templeton

This event will take place in-person in the EP Abraham Lecture Theatre at Green Templeton College.

The President of the United States has only just over 10 weeks between election and inauguration to set up the White House, the most important governing unit in the world. In that time he/she needs to be ready to govern – to make all major appointments, implement policies, and be ready for any crises.

Chris LiddellChris Liddell is the veteran of the last three US Presidential cycles. He was the Executive Director of Mitt Romney’s transition planning team and co-author of the ‘Romney Readiness Plan’ which explained the planning that goes into a potential transition. He assisted the incoming Trump administration on their transition, and then led the outgoing transition operations to the Biden administration.

As well as serving as Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House, he has had a number of private sector roles including Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft and Vice Chairman of General Motors. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from Auckland University and a Master of Philosophy from Oxford, which he studied from 1980 to 1982.


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