Corgan in CNBC John Kelly’s Military Leadership Skills


Michael Corgan, Associate Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, was recently interviewed on how the military leadership skills of Gen. John Kelly, President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, could prove crucial to Trump’s long term success. 

Corgan was interviewed for a August 4, 2017 article in CNBC entitled “Why John Kelly’s Military Leadership Skills May Play a Critical Role in Trump’s Success.

From the text of the article:

Donald Trump’s White House has been described as insular, with the president himself largely isolated from the Washington establishment. In fact, you would have to go back to Andrew Johnson in 1865 to find a president as isolated as Trump, said Michael T. Corgan, a U.S. presidency scholar at Boston University.

“[He] has got to find someone who can work between him and the Congress controlled by his (supposed) own party,” Corgan told the Washington Times in June. “An obsequious Cabinet isn’t enough.”

Affiliated with Boston University since 1985, Michael T. Corgan has also served as Chairman of the Department of Naval Science and Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Political Science and History. He specializes in American government institutions, international security studies, and Icelandic government and politics. He has participated in extensive government service in political and military planning (especially NATO). You can read more about him here