U.S. Politics Events

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U.S. Neo-Conservative Thought: Its Influence in Latin America

October 29, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Latin American Program
Luis Maira and Ernesto Calvo seek to explain the influence of U.S. neo-conservatives on right-wing political parties in Latin America.

Book Launch: Pinstripe Patronage: Political Favoritism From the Clubhouse to the White House and Beyond

October 20, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Congress Project
Martin and Susan Tolchin update the question they first raised in a 1971 work, examining how a string of Supreme Court rulings has affected the time-honored practices of rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies.
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Pinstripe Patronage: Political Favoritism From the Clubhouse to the White House and Beyond

October 04, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Is political patronage the dark underbelly of American politics, whose practitioners are fortunate to keep one step ahead of the sheriff? Or is it an essential ingredient of effective governance, rewarding and cementing loyalty while greasing the gears of government? The authors of a newly-released book discussed how political patronage is alive and well in the 21st century, though changed. It now includes the privatization of services, earmarks, and the expansion of hybrid agencies, with highly paid salaries for top executives.
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Book Launch: Parliament & Congress

September 28, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Congress Project
Co-Author William McKay, Former Clerk, UK House of Commons; Co-Author Charles W. Johnson, Former Parliamentarian, U.S. House of Representatives; Commentator Walter J. Oleszek, Senior Specialist, Congressional Research Service; Moderator Don Wolfensberger, Director, The Congress Project, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Is Our Constitutional System Broken?

September 17, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
Kevin O'Leary, Journalist and Political Scientist; William F. Connelly, Jr., Professor of Politics, Washington & Lee University; Gregory Koger, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Miami; Mickey Edwards, Vice President, Aspen Institute, and Former U.S. Representative (R-OK)
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The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction

July 22, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Congress Project
Donald A. Ritchie, U.S. Senate Historian; Donald Wolfensberger Director, Congress Project, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The United States and Cuba: Implications of an Economic Relationship

May 24, 2010 // 12:00pm5:00pm
Latin American Program
On May 24, 2010, the Latin American Program convened a two-panel conference on the status quo and future of U.S.-Cuban economic relations.
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Congress, the Executive Branch and the Cyber Threat

May 17, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
Howard A. Schmidt, Assistant to President Barack Obama & White House Cybersecurity Coordinator; Deborah Parkinson, Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs; Marcus H. Sachs, Verizon Communications, Director for National Security & Cyber Policy & former NSC Staff for Cyberspace Security ; Lt. Col. Forrest B. Hare, Staff, Office of Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Department of Defense
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Congress, Deficits and Public Opinion

March 15, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
Rep. David Obey (D-Wisc.), Chairman, House Appropriations Committee (invited); Rep. Michael K. Simpson (R-Id.), Member, House Budget and Appropriations committees (invited); Carroll Doherty, Associate Director, Pew Research Center for People and the Press; Eric Pianin, Washington Editor, The Fiscal Times
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Can Redistricting Reforms Reduce Polarization in Congress?

February 22, 2010 // 11:00am1:00pm
Congress Project
Tom Hofeller, The Republican National Committee; David G. Oedel, Professor, Walter F. George Law School, Mercer University; Thomas E. Mann, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Juliet Eilperin, Staff Writer, The Washington Post; Moderator Don Wolfensberger, Director, Congress Project, Woodrow Wilson Center

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