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Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies

2013 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.

The Impact of the Government Shutdown and Sequestration on the Poor

CCPS Forum with:

Marge Clark
Chief lobbyist for Network: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (Nuns on the Bus)

Scott Lilly
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Moderated by Professor James A. Thurber; University Distinguished Professor of Government and Founder and Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.

Where: Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge
When: Tuesday, October 29th
Lunch at Noon, Discussion begins at 12:20

Please RSVP to kslc@american.edu or 202-885-3320 by Thursday, October 24

CCPS Forum- October 3rd- What’s Wrong With Congress And What Can Be Done About It?


Please Join CCPS at 12:30 in Butler Board Room for this forum. Panel to include:

Norm Ornstein- Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Thomas E. Mann- Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Moderated by Professor James A. Thurber, Director, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and Distinguished University Professor.

Lunch will be served.

Please RSVP to ccps@american.edu or 202-885-3491


Unequal Justice: the Relentless Rise of the 1% Court

On April 8th at noon, join CCPS, the Kay Spiritual Life center, and the Alliance for Justice for a showing of this new film. Discussion to follow

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OVERDRAFT: Exploring America’s Debt Crisis

Missed our event in February? Watch the film.