U.S. Politics Events


Shaping the President's Agenda for Success With Congress

November 17, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
Howard G. Paster, Executive Vice President for Public Relations, WPP Group, and former assistant to President Bill Clinton for Legislative Affairs; Nicholas E. Calio, Senior Vice President for Global Government Relations, CitiGroup, and former assistant for legislative affairs to President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush; Greg Koger, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Miami; and Karen Tumulty, Chief Political Correspondent, TIME

Preparing Congress for a New President: A Roundtable Discussion

September 22, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
with W. Lee Rawls, senior counsel for FBI Director Robert Mueller and former chief of staff for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.);John C. Hilley, former director of congressional relations for President Clinton and former chief of staff for Democratic Leaders George Mitchell and Tom Daschle (D-S.D.); Gail Russell Chaddock, senior congressional correspondent, Christian Science Monitor

Book Discussion: Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance

June 11, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The authors of Greening Aid discuss the role of global environmental aid in creating a healthy, secure, and clean world.

The Seniors' Entitlement Crunch: The Politics of Social Security and Medicare Reform

May 12, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
with Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Chairman, Senate Budget Committee; Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), Ranking Republican, Senate Budget Committee; Asst. Prof. Kimberly J. Morgan, Dept. of Political Science, George Washington University; Julie Rovner, Health Correspondent, NPR & Congress Daily

The Presidential Campaign and Congress: What is at Issue?

March 17, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
with Dr. James P. Pfiffner, George Mason University; Gary Andres, Dutko Worldwide; Patrick Griffiin, Advocacy Institute, The American University

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: How Did It Happen?

January 14, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich); Dr. Elsie L. Scott, President and CEO, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation; Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher, The Washington Informer; Moses Boyd, senior counselor, The Washington Group

Congress, the President and the Struggle Over Information

November 19, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
with Louis Fisher, a specialist in constitutional law with the Law Library of Congress; Kristin Amerling, chief counsel for the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; Larry Halloran, minority deputy staff director for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight; and Randolph Moss, a partner at WilmerHale and co-chair of its Government and Public Policy Litigation Group

PEPFAR and the Global AIDS Response

September 20, 2007 // 10:00am11:30am
Maternal Health Initiative
U.S. leadership "has truly transformed the global response to AIDS and the course of the epidemic," says Dr. Peter Piot, UNAIDS Executive Director and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Is Congress Resurgent on War Powers?

September 17, 2007 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Congress Project
Rep. Vic Snyder (D-Ark.), Chairman, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight; Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), ranking minority member, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight;Matthew Green, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Politics, Catholic U.; Karen DeYoung, Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, The Washington Post

Climate Change: An Opportunity for a Bi-Lateral Approach

May 23, 2007 // 8:00am3:00pm
Canada Institute
This conference, in partnership with the Ottawa-based Public Policy Forum, explores the prospects of using the shared economic space of Canada and the U.S. as a platform to create a bilateral strategy to address climate change.