Spring 2021 Issue

First 100 Days

By Claire De Lisle M.B.A. ’21

The first 100 days of a presidential administration are often seen as an indicator of a new president’s performance. But is this measure still relevant? On March 30, the Global Research Institute, W&M Washington Center and the W&M Alumni Association held a virtual discussion about what the first 100 days can tell us about a president’s agenda, approach to foreign policy and relationship with Congress. Michael Powell ’85, D.P.S. ’02, president and CEO of NCTA - The Internet & Television Association, moderated the discussion with Mitchell Reiss P ’16, ambassador (retired), former president and CEO, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Liz Schrayer, president and CEO, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; and Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy ’00. The event was part of William & Mary’s university-wide Democracy Initiative, which is engaging experts and community partners to convene conversations that bolster democratic values and affirm meaningful civil debate. Watch the recorded event.