An Evening With Peter Baker

Dec 06, 2017

Wednesday, Dec. 6
6 p.m.
LBJ Auditorium

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Friends of the LBJ Library members are invited to join us for an evening with Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times. Currently covering President Donald J. Trump, he has also previously covered the presidencies of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. The conversation will be moderated by Elizabeth Christian, president of the LBJ Foundation Board of Trustees, and president and CEO of Elizabeth Christian Public Relations.

Book Signing
Prior to the event, The Store at LBJ will host Baker for a book signing of Obama: The Call of History. Book sales and signing will be held in the upper auditorium lobby from 5-5:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit the LBJ Presidential Library.

How to Attend
We are not currently accepting reservations. Friends members at the Individual and above level will receive an email invitation about four weeks in advance and may make a reservation at that time. Please note: There is no reception following the program.

About Peter Baker 
Mr. Baker joined The Times in 2008 after 20 years at The Washington Post. He began writing about Mr. Obama at the inception of his administration, through health care and economic debates, the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the re-election campaign, and decisions over war and peace in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. During his first tour at the White House, Mr. Baker was a co-author of the original story breaking the Monica Lewinsky scandal and served as The Post's lead writer on the impeachment battle. During his next White House assignment, he covered the travails of Mr. Bush's second term, from the Iraq war and Hurricane Katrina to Supreme Court nomination fights and the economy.
 
In between stints at the White House, Mr. Baker and his wife, Susan Glasser, spent four years as Moscow bureau chiefs, chronicling the rise of Vladimir Putin, the rollback of Russian democracy, the second Chechen war, and the terrorist attacks on a theater in Moscow and a school in Beslan. Mr. Baker also covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was the first American newspaper journalist to report from rebel-held northern Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001, and he spent the next eight months covering the overthrow of the Taliban and the emergence of a new government. He later spent six months in the Middle East, reporting from inside Saddam Hussein's Iraq and around the region before embedding with the United States Marines as they drove toward Baghdad.
 
He is the author of four books, most recently Obama: The Call of History an illustrated history of the 44th president.

Location and Parking
The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ complex at 2313 Red River. Access to the auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Free parking will be available in the library visitors' lot (#38), and lots #37 and #39 after 4 p.m. Overflow parking will be in Manor Garage on a self-pay, space available basis.

The Evening With speaker series is generously sponsored by the Moody Foundation and St. David's HealthCare.

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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
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Deborah Arronge
Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
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(512) 721-0198


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