Elaine Kamarck, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings

Leading Change: The Convergence of Politics and Policy

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Elaine C. Kamarck is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings and the Founding Director of the Center for Effective Public Management. She is also senior editor of FixGov, a blog focused on discussing domestic political and governance challenges and realistic solutions. Kamarck is an expert on government innovation and reform in the United States, OECD countries and developing countries. In addition, she also focuses her research on the presidential nomination system and American politics and has worked in many American presidential campaigns. She helped to found the “New Democrat” movement that resulted in the presidency of Bill Clinton. As a senior staffer in the White House she created the National Performance Review, the largest government reform effort in the last half of the twentieth century. She has also taught government management and American politics at Harvard University.