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Tevi Troy – Best-selling presidential historian and former White House aide
About this webinar: As we are about to enter into a new administration, Tevi Troy, with his vast knowledge and experience will be discussing what goes on “behind closed doors” in the White House. Has everything always gone as smoothly as has been presented to the public? Tevi has served in a variety of capacities in the Bush administration White House, including as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy from March 2005 to July 2007 and was appointed in August 2007 as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services, where he remained until January 2009, as well as liaison to the Jewish community. In this discussion, Tevi will cover to what degree support for Israel has been a factor in White House infighting, and with a new democratic administration coming in, whether or not there are any tendencies from the past that will inform us as whether there will be infighting about Israel’s security and survival.
Fight House, by Washington Post best-selling historian and former White House aide Tevi Troy, looks at the question of infighting in the White House, and finds fascinating and lurid examples from every administration. Fight House has been featured in the Financial Times, Commentary, Real Clear Politics, National Review, The Washington Examiner, the Dispatch, the Free Beacon, Tablet, the Jerusalem Post, ArcDigital, the Federalist, the American Thinker, World Magazine, the Washington Times and the Hugh Hewitt Show.
Tevi Troy is a best-selling presidential historian and former White House aide. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Troy was the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service – the second in command and chief operating officer of the largest civilian department in the federal government. Before arriving at HHS, Dr. Troy served at the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for domestic policy. Dr. Troy was also the White House Jewish Liaison, acting as President Bush’s main adviser on Jewish issues and the administration’s point person with the Jewish Community.
Dr. Troy has held high-level positions on Capitol Hill as well. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Troy served as the Policy Director for Senator John Ashcroft. From 1996 to 1998, Troy was Senior Domestic Policy Adviser and later Domestic Policy Director for the House Policy Committee, chaired by Christopher Cox. From 2014 to 2018, Dr. Troy was the founder and CEO of the American Health Policy Institute. Before that, Dr. Troy was Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, where he remains an Adjunct Fellow. He has also been a Researcher at the American Enterprise Institute.
Dr. Troy is the author of five books, including the new Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump. Previous books include Intellectuals and the American Presidency; Shall We Wake the President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office; and the best-seller What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House. He has also written over 250 published articles, for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Politico, Commentary, JTA, Tablet, The Forward, the Times of Israel, the Jerusalem Post, and other publications. Dr. Troy’s many other affiliations include serving as a member of the Board of Fellows of the Jewish Policy Center and a board member of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights. Dr. Troy has his Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Texas and a B.S. from Cornell University. Dr. Troy, an observant Jew, lives in Kemp Mill, Maryland with his wife, Kami, and four children. He is originally from Queens, New York.