Ceasefire on Healthcare Forum featuring Ari Fleischer and Mike McCurry.
The forum is presented by American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. The series is made possible by a grant from Pfizer Inc.
Part of the Ceasefire on Healthcare Series, this forum seeks to find "common ground" for meaningful, bipartisan change to the nation's health care system.
John Berlinger Breaux is a former United States senator from Louisiana who served from 1987 until 2005. He was also a member of the U.S. House from 1972 to 1987. Breaux was a member of the New Democrat Coalition.
Lawrence Ari Fleischer was the press secretary for U.S. President George W. Bush from January, 2001 to July, 2003.
Fleischer was born in Pound Ridge, New York. He graduated from Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York in 1978, and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont in 1982.
Mike McCurry is best known as the former press secretary for Bill Clinton's administration. He is a Washington-based communications consultant and is associated with the firm Public Strategies Washington, Inc. and the internet technology firm, Grassroots Enterprise Inc. He is also active within the administration of the United Methodist Church, serving as a lay delegate to the Church General Conference and on various denominational boards. Born in Charleston, SC, he was educated at Princeton University and Georgetown University.
McCurry received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1976 and a Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University in 1985. He began his political career as press secretary to the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, as well as press secretary to Senator Harrison A. Williams from 1976-1981. Between 1981 and 1983, he served as press secretary to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.