The Info List - Susan Eisenhower

Susan Elaine Eisenhower (born December 31, 1951) is a consultant, author, and expert on international security, space policy, energy, and relations between the Russian Federation and the United States of America. She is the daughter of John Eisenhower, and the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.[1][2]


1 Career 2 Publications 3 Endorsement of Barack Obama 4 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Memorial controversy 5 Personal life 6 Family tree 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Career[edit] Eisenhower is President of the Eisenhower Group, Inc, which provides strategic counsel on political, business, and public affairs projects. She has consulted for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500
Fortune 500
companies doing business in the emerging markets of the former Soviet Union and for a number of major institutions engaged in the energy field.[3] She is also Chairman of Leadership and Public Policy Programs and Chairman Emeritus of the Eisenhower Institute, a think tank based in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
and in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, owned and operated by Gettysburg College. Eisenhower served as the president of the Eisenhower Institute
Eisenhower Institute
twice, and later as Chairman. During that time, she became known for her work in the former Soviet Union and in the energy field.[3] In January 2010, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
Steven Chu
appointed Eisenhower to serve on the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, which has been asked to develop a long-term solution for safely managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle.[3] Over the years, Eisenhower has served on many other government task forces. In 2000, she was appointed by United States Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson
Bill Richardson
to the Baker-Cutler Commission, a blue-ribbon task force, to evaluate U.S.funded nonproliferation programs in Russia. Since that time, she has also served as an advisor on two other United States Department of Energy
United States Department of Energy
studies; one on the threat of nuclear terrorism and the other a blue-ribbon panel on the future of nuclear energy. In 2001, after two terms on the NASA
Advisory Council, she was appointed to the International Space Station Management and Cost Evaluation Task Force, which analyzed ISS management and cost overruns. She currently sits on the Nuclear Threat Initiative board, co-chaired by Senator Sam Nunn
Sam Nunn
and Ted Turner, the Energy Future Coalition, the US Chamber of Commerce's new Institute for 21st Century Energy, and the Air Force Academy's Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies.[3] In academia, she is a current External Advisory Board Member of the MIT
Energy Initiative. She has also served as an Academic Fellow of the International Peace and Security program of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, as director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and as an advisor to Johns Hopkins' Nitze School of Advance International Studies.[3] Eisenhower testified before the Senate Armed Services and Senate Budget Committees on policy toward the region. She was also appointed to the National Academy of Sciences' standing Committee on International Security and Arms Control, where she served for eight years.[3] Susan Eisenhower
Susan Eisenhower
is also active in the corporate world, serving on the advisory boards of Thorium Power, IxReveal, and Foolproof. She is also a Senior Director of Stonebridge International, a Washington-based international consulting firm headed by former national Security Advisor Samuel "Sandy" Berger and former Senator Warren Rudman.[3] She has provided analysis for CNN International, MSNBC, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Fox News, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Hardball with Chris Matthews, One on One with John McLaughlin, the BBC, and three network morning programs. Over the years, she has appeared on many other programs, including Nightline, World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, This Week with David Brinkley, and CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt. Eisenhower has spoken at many diverse types of gatherings: from the nation's most distinguished institutions such as Harvard to countless World Affairs Councils and corporate gatherings. She has also spoken to many expert audiences. For instance, she gave the Commandant's Lecture at the Army War College in Carlisle, the Harry S. Truman Distinguished Lecture at Sandia National Laboratory, and she delivered the 2008 Rose Lecture at MIT. She has also given full speeches, by invitation, at other prominent places, such as the National Press Club, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, the Hollywood Bowl, the French National Assembly, the Rotunda of the Capitol, and the White House, on two recent occasions.[3] Eisenhower has also been seen as a "talking head" on many TV programs and documentaries, including Oliver North's War Stories, Sony Pictures Why We Fight and, most recently, Sputnik Mania.[3] She has received four honorary doctorates, most recently from the Monterey Institute, where she was cited for her work on nuclear nonproliferation. Eisenhower received the 2008 Dolibois History Prize from Miami University.[4] She was a keynote speaker at the 2012 Washington & Jefferson College Energy Summit, where the Washington & Jefferson College Energy Index was unveiled.[5] Publications[edit] Eisenhower has written extensively on nuclear and space issues. She is the author of three books: Breaking Free, Mrs. Ike, and Partners in Space: US-Russian Cooperation After the Cold War. She has also edited four books on regional security issues; the most recent – Partners in Space (2004) – was also published by Nayuk, the publishing house of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2000, she co-edited a book, Islam and Central Asia, which carried the prescient subtitle An Enduring Legacy or an Evolving Threat?[4] She has written chapters for a number of collected volumes, and penned hundreds of op-eds and articles on foreign and domestic policy for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, United States Naval Institute's Proceedings, The Spectator, the National Interest, Politique Americaine, USA Today
USA Today
and other Gannett Newspapers.[4] Susan Eisenhower
Susan Eisenhower
also actively maintains a blog on her personal website, addressing various issues in foreign and domestic policy, national security, and politics. Endorsement of Barack Obama[edit] Although a lifelong member of the Republican Party, Eisenhower endorsed Barack Obama
Barack Obama
for president of the United States in 2008.[6][7][8] Eisenhower announced on August 21, 2008 that she was leaving the Republican Party and becoming an Independent.[9] She spoke on the final day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Her speech was delivered at INVESCO Field at Mile High
INVESCO Field at Mile High
in Denver, Colorado, and began with, "I stand before you tonight not as a Republican or a Democrat, but as an American." [10] The full transcript of her remarks as delivered is on her website.[10] On October 29, 2012, she re-endorsed Barack Obama[11] for a second term in the 2012 presidential election. Her father, John Eisenhower, had similarly left their family's traditional party in 2004 to become an Independent; he endorsed Democratic candidate Senator John Kerry
John Kerry
for president.[12] Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Memorial controversy[edit] Susan Eisenhower, along with the rest of her family, has stated her opposition[13] to architect Frank Gehry's proposed design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Memorial. She objects to the negative symbolism associated with the 80-foot-high metal curtains and takes issue with the design's overall depiction of President Eisenhower as a young boy rather than a man. In her testimony to Congress on the matter, she said, "The Eisenhower Memorial can and should be a reflection, not only of Eisenhower's lifetime achievements, and the challenging and dangerous times in which he led us; it should also be anthem to our national purpose."[13] Personal life[edit] Eisenhower has been married three times, first to Alexander H. Bradshaw, a London barrister, with whom she has two children,[14] secondly to John Mahon, an American lawyer, with whom she had a daughter, Amelia Eisenhower Mahon,[15] and finally to Russian space scientist Roald Sagdeev,[16] formerly the director of the Russian Space Research Institute, Hero of Socialist Labor, and pro-democracy advocate.[17] Family tree[edit]

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890–1969)

Mamie Doud (1896–1979)

Richard Nixon (1913–1994)

Pat Ryan (1912–1993)

Doud Eisenhower (1917–1921)

John Eisenhower (1922–2013)

Barbara Thompson (1926–2014)

Edward Cox (1946–present)

Tricia Nixon (1946–present)

Julie Nixon (1948–present)

David Eisenhower (1948–present)

Anne Eisenhower (1949–present)

Susan Eisenhower (1951–present)

Mary Eisenhower (1955–present)

James Brewton Millard

Christopher Cox (1979–present)

Andrea Catsimatidis (1989–present)

Anthony Cheslock (1977–present)

Jennie Eisenhower (1978–present)

Alex Eisenhower (1980–present)

Tara Brennan (1979–present)

Melanie Eisenhower (1984–present)

Merrill Eisenhower Atwater (1981–present)

Chloe Cheslock (2013–present)

Kaia Eisenhower (2007–present)

Kaeden Eisenhower (2013–present)

See also[edit]

Obama Republican


^ Biography of Susan Eisenhower. – Save America's Treasures ^ Susan Eisenhower. – National Public Radio ^ a b c d e f g h i http://susaneisenhower.com ^ a b c Susan Eisenhower, Chairman Emeritus. – The Eisenhower Institute ^ "Eisenhower and Clift Headline first W&J Energy Summit" (PDF). W&J Magazine. Washington & Jefferson College. Summer 2012. p. 11. Retrieved December 16, 2012.  ^ Susan Eisenhower
Susan Eisenhower
– Why I'm Backing Obama. – Washington Post ^ Julie Nixon and Susan Eisenhower
Susan Eisenhower
back Barack Obama. – Daily Telegraph ^ Ike's Granddaughter Calls Obama 'Future of America'. – Washington Independent ^ Reflections on Leaving the Party. – The National Interest ^ a b http://susaneisenhower.com/ ^ http://susaneisenhower.com/2012/10/29/why-i-am-endorsing-president-barack-obama/ ^ Eisenhower, John (2004-09-28). "Why I Will Vote for John Kerry
John Kerry
for President". The Manchester Union Leader. Retrieved 2007-05-19.  ^ a b http://susaneisenhower.com/2012/03/20/my-testimony-to-congress-on-the-proposed-dwight-d-eisenhower-memorial/ ^ [1] ^ [2] ^ "Leadership in Conflict". – Samford University ^ Sagdeev, Roald (1994). The Making of a Soviet Scientist: My Adventures in Nuclear Fusion and Space From Stalin to Star Wars. Wiley. ISBN 0471020311.

External links[edit]

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Booknotes interview with Eisenhower on Breaking Free: A Memoir of Love, October 8, 1995.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

34th President of the United States
President of the United States
(1953–1961) Supreme Allied Commander Europe
Supreme Allied Commander Europe
(1951–1952) Chief of Staff of the Army (1945–1948) Commander, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (1943–1945)

Military career

Military career 1919 Motor Transport Corps convoy Louisiana Maneuvers Operation Torch European Theater of Operations Allied invasion of Sicily Normandy landings Operation Veritable Military Governor, U.S. Occupation Zone in Germany

Disarmed Enemy Forces European Advisory Commission

Supreme Commander of NATO, 1951-1952


Presidency 1953 inauguration 1957 inauguration Korean War Armistice 1953 Iranian coup d'état "Chance for Peace" speech "Atoms for Peace" speech Civil Rights Act of 1957 Cold War

Domino theory Khrushchev, Eisenhower and De-Stalinization New Look policy 1955 Geneva Summit 1960 U-2 incident

NASA DARPA National Defense Education Act Interstate Highway System Suez Crisis Eisenhower Doctrine Little Rock Nine
Little Rock Nine
intervention Operation 40 Farewell address / "Military–industrial complex" Office of Food for Peace President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports People to People Student Ambassador Program State of the Union Address (1955 1956 1960) Cabinet Judicial appointments

Supreme Court


Crusade in Europe
Crusade in Europe


Draft Eisenhower movement Republican Party presidential primaries, 1948 1952 1956 Republican National Convention, 1952 1956 United States Presidential election, 1952 1956


Birthplace Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, gravesite

Boyhood home

Eisenhower National Historic Site Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Memorial Eisenhower Executive Office Building Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
National Airport Eisenhower Fellowships Eisenhower Institute Eisenhower Monument Eisenhower dollar


U.S. Postage stamps Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Army Medical Center Eisenhower Medical Center Eisenhower Trophy Eisenhower Golf Club Eisenhower Theater Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Brothers) Places named for Eisenhower Other tributes and memorials

Popular culture

Eisenhower jacket Eisenhower Tree Crusade in Europe
Crusade in Europe
(1949 television series) Ike (1979 miniseries) Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004 film) Pressure (2014 play)


Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower
Doud Eisenhower
(wife) Doud Eisenhower
Doud Eisenhower
(son) John Eisenhower
John Eisenhower
(son) David Eisenhower
David Eisenhower
(grandson) Anne Eisenhower (granddaughter) Susan Eisenhower
Susan Eisenhower
(granddaughter) Mary Jean Eisenhower
Mary Jean Eisenhower
(granddaughter) Jennie Eisenhower (great-granddaughter) Ida Stover Eisenhower (mother) Earl D. Eisenhower (brother) Edgar N. Eisenhower (brother) Milton S. Eisenhower
Milton S. Eisenhower


Eisenhower baseball controversy Camp David "And I don't care what it is" Atoms for Peace
Atoms for Peace
Award Eddie Slovik Kay Summersby

← Harry S. Truman John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy


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