2012 CCPS Events
One of our specialties at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies is the study of lobbying reform in Washington, D.C. CCPS hosts seminars on lobbying reform efforts. In addition, our scholars and students have produced numerous papers and articles on lobbying reforms and our scholars have been interviewed by various media outlets about lobbying reform.
Book Talk with Former Rep. Mickey Edwards- November 15th at 5:30pm
Join James A. Thurber and Rep. Mickey Edwards for a spirited discussion on his latest book titled “The Parties vs. the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans”
November 8th : CCPS Post Election Forum
AU experts analyzed the results of the 2012 election.
- Candice Nelson; Department Chair of Government (SPA) and Director of the Campaign Management Institute.
- Jennifer Lawless; Associate Professor of Government (SPA) and Director of the Women & Politics Institute.
- Leonard Steinhorn; Director of the Public Communication Division (SOC).
- Dotty Lynch; Executive in Residence (SOC) and CBS News political consultant.
- Eric Hershberg; Professor of Government (SPA) and Director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies.
Moderated by Professor James A. Thurber, Director, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and Distinguished University Professor.
Table Talk Lunch Series
CCPS and the Kay Spiritual Life Center hosred a Table Talk Lunch Series session on the role of Superpacs.
Wednesday October 10th at 12:30.
Independents and Swing Voters: Who are they, and will they decide the election?
On September 14th, CCPS hosted a lively forum on the role of swing voters in the 2012 election.
CCPS and National Journal to Host Environmental Policy Summit - June 6
Bowles Message Hits Home for Graduates - May 12
Watch Fiscal Commission co-chair and CRFB board member Erskine Bowles address AU's graduates about the reality of the U.S. debt and deficit.
CCPS Forum on Delegate Selection - April 25
CCPS Director James A. Thurber and Jeff Berman, Obama 2008 Delegate Director and author of The Magic Number: Inside Obama's Chase for the Presidential Nomination held a spirited discussion on the delegate selection process.
Latino Politics in the U.S. - February 13
The Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, the Women & Politics Institute, and the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies hostoed an all-day conference on Latino Politics in America.
Celebrating Women's History Month - March 19
The Women & Politics Institute and the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies celebrated the 20th anniversary of the "Year of the Woman" elections.
Book signing and discussion took place on March 19 at 5:15 at American University.
Primary results discussion - January 25
On Janurary 25th, CCPS hosted a discussion of the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary results and celebrated Professor Candice Nelson’s new book, Grant Park: The Democratization of Presidential Elections 1968-2008.