Conversations with Bill Kristol: “James Ceaser: How We Select Presidential Candidates, Then and Now”
JMC board member Bill Kristol recently recorded a talk with fellow board member and faculty partner James Ceaser for his series, Conversations with Bill Kristol. Professor Ceaser spoke on the fascinating history of U.S. presidential selection from the founders to the establishment of parties to the process we have today.
Audio and video of the podcast are available on YouTube, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts and Google Play Music.
James Ceaser is the Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976. In addition, he is the Director for Constitutionalism and Democracy and was a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He has written several books on American politics and political thought, including Presidential Selection (Princeton University PRess, 1979), Liberal Democracy and Political Science (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992), and Reconstructing America (Yale University Press, 2000). Professor Ceaser has held visiting professorships at the University of Florence, the University of Basel, Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Rennes. He is a frequent contributor to the popular press, and he often comments on American Politics for the Voice of America.
Professor Ceaser is a JMC board member and faculty partner.
Bill Kristol is founder of The Weekly Standard, which he edited until it closed its doors in 2018. As a prominent political analyst and commentator, he is a frequent guest of televised news shows on such networks as ABC, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. His podcast and video series, Conversations with Bill Kristol, features a host of impressive guests (including Jim Ceaser, fellow JMC board member) and he has published widely in areas ranging from foreign policy to constitutional law and political philosophy. Early in his career, he served on the faculty at Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Kristol currently serves on the boards of the Manhattan Institute and the Foundation for Constitutional Government.
Mr. Kristol is a JMC board member.
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