BROOKINGS, S.D. Following graduate school at Harvard University, Doris Kearns Goodwin was selected to join the White House Fellows, which is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service.
This route influenced her current path. She explained this to the audience at Brookings' Hilton M. Briggs Library.
The presidential historian and author of "Leadership: In Turbulent Times" said her book provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field, and for all of us in our everyday lives.
"If times feel troubled, and they are turbulent right now, the answer is to get involved in political life. That is the one hopeful thing we have seen in these last couple of years," she said. "In the midterm elections, we have more people voting than ever before, standing in long lines. Citizens have control, and they have to control the public sentiment of the country."
The Daschle Dialogues event was held on SDSU's campus in the Performing Arts Center.