Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a professor in the Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. He is an accomplished author and prominent public intellectual, active in national and local issues. Professor Suri has authored and edited nine books, most recently: The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office. He also writes frequently for newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, the Austin Statesman, The Boston Globe, and others. He also appears on local and national radio and television news programs. Professor Suri is most proud of his work to train historically-informed students, many of whom will become local, state, and national leaders. Professor Suri believes historical knowledge is essential for effective leadership.




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