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Historian and author John Ferling helps us understand other hyperpartisan eras in American politics, particularly the 1790s. We discuss the election of 1800 and its parallels with today, and how we've been through tough politics before.


Aaron C. Jones

Aaron C. Jones

Director of Congressional Relations
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Congressional Relations

The Wilson Center’s office of Congressional Relations works to maintain a vibrant relationship with Members of Congress and their staffs. We organize and run a series of educational programs led by Wilson Center experts, ranging from seminars to podcasts, with the purpose of increasing congressional staffers’ knowledge of international policy. We also coordinate outreach to Capitol Hill, including testimonies by Wilson Center scholars and briefings for Members of Congress.  Read more