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Susan Eisenhower, expert on relations, to speak about leadership at Husson

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By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — An author and expert on energy, international security and relations between the Russian Federation and the United States will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Gracie Theatre at Husson University.

Susan Eisenhower’s talk is titled “Leadership in an Era of Transformational Change.”

Eisenhower, 58, of Washington, D.C., is president of Eisenhower Group Inc., which provides strategic counsel on political, business and public affairs projects.

She is the granddaughter of Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower and was not a year old when he was elected president in November 1952.

Eisenhower serves on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, which is charged with making recommendations to Congress and the White House on how the nation’s nuclear fuel and waste should be managed. She is a proponent of nuclear power.

Earlier this year at the Imagine Solutions Conference 2010 in Naples, Fla., according to a local newspaper, Eisenhower said that the nation “has lost its edge.”

“We forgot how to think critically,” she said.

She also called on the country to have a frank discussion about the energy challenges it is facing, according to the Naples Daily News.

Last year at Kansas University in Lawrence, Kan., Eisenhower called for a national approach to long-term energy solutions similar to her grandfather’s interstate highway network, according to the Lawrence Journal World. She said that idea could be a model for the badly needed upgrade to the nation’s electrical infrastructure.

Eisenhower has consulted for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies doing business in the emerging markets of the former Soviet Union and for a number of major institutions and companies engaged in the energy field. Eisenhower also serves as chairwoman of the Eisenhower Institute’s Leadership and Public Policy Pro-grams, based in Washington, D.C., and at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa.

She made news during the 2008 presidential campaign when she broke with her party and supported Barack Obama and spoke at the Democratic National Convention.

Eisenhower’s speech is sponsored by the Bangor Daily News.

For information on her speech at Husson University, call 941-7129.

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