‘10 Commandments of Presidential Leadership’ is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Aug. 31


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

‘10 Commandments of Presidential Leadership’ is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Aug. 31

HOUSTON – (Aug. 24, 2016) – Lawyer and historian Talmage Boston will discuss insights from his new book, “Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents,” at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Aug. 31.

0824_BOSTONFor his book, Boston conducted 31 in-depth interviews across the country during the last three years with America’s leading presidential biographers and White House insiders, including James A. Baker III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute and the nation’s 61st secretary of state and 67th secretary of the treasury.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Who: Talmage Boston, a Dallas lawyer, historian and author.

Allen Matusow, the Baker Institute’s director emeritus for academic affairs and the William Gaines Twyman Professor Emeritus of History at Rice, will introduce Boston.

What: A presentation titled “10 Commandments of Presidential Leadership.” A book signing will follow. Copies of “Cross-Examining History” will be available for purchase from the Rice University Campus Store.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.

The public must register to attend this event at http://bakerinstitute.org/events/1803.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.


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Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top five university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.