David Eisenhower, J.D.
- Director, Institute for Public Service
- Lecturer, Annenberg Undergraduate Program
David Eisenhower teaches Communication and the Presidency, which examines the impact of the “Bully Pulpit” on recent and contemporary national politics. As the Director of the Institute for Public Service at the Annenberg School, he oversees ComPS (Communication and Public Service) undergraduate students' course work and internships. The Institute also sponsors events and symposia, and brings teaching fellows to the Annenberg School.
Additionally, every four years Eisenhower teaches the “Conventions” class, whereby a group of undergraduate students attend the Democratic and Republican national political conventions, getting a first-hand and close-up look at the selection of presidential candidates.
On this day in 1947, Harry Truman delivered the first televised presidential speech. Communications expert David Eisenhower looks at the history of politics and media and the significance of this moment 75 years later.