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In The Arena

Dec 8, 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, we take a moment to reflect on the numerous books that government officials from across the nation have recommended over the past several years.

In the Arena’s podcast interviews have included many good book recommendations, often more than one, from government officials all over the country....

Nov 9, 2020

The career public servant has served a president and in the cabinets of three governors, and is not afraid of tackling big, complicated jobs that help the disenfranchised while building better communities.

Karen Baker was raised in Ohio with seven siblings where there was not much opportunity to be selfish. Her...

Oct 26, 2020

Humble beginnings and a kind demeanor have made him a great public servant, including work as an elected county official and college president. It also has led him to foster a deep friendship with legendary John Lewis.

Jabari Simama’s story has many different chapters. He grew up in Columbia, Mo., and attended Lincoln...

Oct 12, 2020

Inspired by trailblazer Shirley Chisholm, New Jersey’s Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver has become a powerful and inspirational leader in her own right and has already left a mark that will last for generations.

Sheila Oliver has always been inspired by the late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to...

Sep 28, 2020

In a time of an extremely divided America, Bruce Bond works with his team to develop common ground and inspire others to create positive change.

Bruce Bond has always had a love of politics; he studied it in college and has found great value in political engagement. But over the past several years, American politics has...