Book Launch: In Praise of Deadlock: How Partisan Struggle Makes Better Laws

October 19, 2009 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Author W. Lee Rawls, Senior Counsel to the Director, FBI; Richard Baker, Former Senate Historian; Richard Cohen, Congressional Correspondent, The National Journal

Universal Health Care: Are the People Ready for It?

September 21, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.); Julia Lynch, Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania; Ceci Connolly, Staff Writer, The Washington Post; Don Wolfensberger, Director, Congress Project (Moderator)

The Role of Congress in Foreign Policymaking

May 18, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.); Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.); Christopher Deering, Professor of Political Science, George Washington University; Karen De Young, Associate Editor, The Washington Post

The Senate Confirmation Process: Can Congress and the President Do Better?

March 16, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Gary Andres, Vice Chairman, Public Policy and Research, Dutko Worldwide; James F. Flug, Director, Harvard Law School Washington Semester; Sarah A. Binder, Professor of Political Science, George Washington University; David D. Kirkpatrick, Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

The Congressional Black Caucus, the Committee System and the President

January 12, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus; George A. Dalley, chief of staff to Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.); Katrina Gamble, assistant professor of political science, Brown University; and Perry Bacon, staff writer, The Washington Post

Shaping the President's Agenda for Success With Congress

November 17, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
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
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—Undeclared War and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

September 12, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Speaker/author: Kenneth B. Moss, Professor of National Security Studies, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University

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

May 12, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
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
with Dr. James P. Pfiffner, George Mason University; Gary Andres, Dutko Worldwide; Patrick Griffiin, Advocacy Institute, The American University