2016 Events

The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and the Women & Politics Institute invite you to:

What Happened and Why? AU Experts Analyze the 2016 Election

Thursday, November 10th
American University
Mary Graydon Center, Rooms 3 and 4
12:00pm-2:00pm

Panel to include:

Sam Garrett, Specialist in American National Government, Congressional Research Service, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Department of Government
Eric Hershberg, Professor, Department of Government, Director, Center for Latin American and Latino Studies
Jennifer Lawless, Professor, Department of Government , Director, Women & Politics Institute
Jan Leighley, Professor, Department of Government
Betsy Fischer Martin, Executive in Residence, School of Public Affairs
Molly O'Rourke,Executive in Residence, School of Communication

Moderated by Candice Nelson, Professor, Department of Government and Interim Director, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies

Lunch will be served

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

Tales from the Trail: AU Alumni Share Their Experiences in the 2016 Elections

Tuesday, November 15th
American University
Mary Graydon Center, Room 5
10:00am-Noon

Panel to include:

Anne Caprara, Executive Director, Priorities USA Action
Rick Davis, CNN Executive Vice President of News Standards and Practices
Scott Goodstein, Founder and CEO of Revolution Messaging, the digital firm of the Sanders for President Campaign
Noah Gray, CNN Producer embedded with the Trump Campaign
Polson Kanneth, Senior Editorial Producer, CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper
Ed O'Keefe, Political Reporter, The Washington Post

Moderated by Candice Nelson, Professor, Department of Governmen> And Interim Director, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studie>

Refreshments will be served

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

SPA Latino Scholars Speakers Series

Professor Francisco Pedraza, University of California, Riverside

"Latinos, Elections, and the Making of Cautious Citizenship"

Friday, November 18
11am-12:45pm
Mary Graydon Center, Room 2

Professor Aileen Cardona-Arroyo, Southern Methodist University

"Persuasive News Coverage: Examining the Role of Media in Shaping Policy Opinions on Immigration"

Monday, November 28
12:00-2:00pm
Mary Graydon Center, Room 5

Moderated by Candice Nelson, Professor, Department of Government and Interim Director, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies

Lunch will be served

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

Join WPI and CCPS at our upcoming election forum

Wednesday, September 28th
5:30 PM
Kreeger Lobby
Katzen Arts Center

"Can the 2016 elections get any crazier, more exciting, or more unpredictable?"

Find out from out experts:

Anna Greenberg, Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner
Jim Hobart, Public Opinion Strategies
Hans Noel, Georgetown University

Panel discussion moderated by Jennifer Lawless

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP by September 22nd to Lauren Reeves at wpi@american.edu or 202.885.2903

What Gridlock and Polarization Mean for American Democracy

WHEN: Friday, May 6, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

Partisan polarization has deep roots in and a large impact on our political system. As polarization has worsened, Congress and the administration have been less willing and able to confront some of the largest public policy questions facing the country. Is the status quo sustainable?

Join us, along with the National Capital-Area Political Science Association, on May 6 as a panel of contributors to the new book American Gridlock: The Sources, Character, and Impact of Political Polarization weigh in on polarization in the public, national institutions, states, and media and the implications for the future of functioning American democracy.

Join the discussion on Twitter: @BPC_Bipartisan #BPClive

Featuring:

David Karol, Associate Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
Jennifer L. Lawless, Professor of Government, American University
James A. Thurber, Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University

Moderated by: John Fortier, Director of the Democracy Project, BPC

Barack Obama and Executive Power: Has the President Exceeded His Bounds?

The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (CCPS) and the National Capital-Area Political Science Association (NCAPSA) invite you to this lunchtime panel:

Wednesday, April 6
American University
Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Panel to Include:

Louis Fisher, Scholar in Residence at The Constitution Project
Shirley Anne Warshaw, Professor of Political Science at Gettysburg College
Jeffrey Crouch, Assistant Professor at American University

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

Assessing the Bush and Obama Post 9/11 Presidencies: Continuity, Change and the Future of National Security Power

Thursday, March 3rd
American University
Mary Graydon Center Room 200
12:30pm-2:00pm

Panel to Include:

Chris Edelson, Assistant Professor of Government, School of Public Affairs at American University
Mary B. DeRosa, Distinguished Visitor from Practice Co-Director, Global Law Scholars Program at Georgetown Law School
Scott Roehm, Vice President of Programs and Policy at The Constitution Project
Jordan Tama, Assistant Professor in the School of International Service at American University

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

Annual Latino Public Affairs Forum

Latinos represent the fastest growing population in the United States, increasing 43% between 2000 and 2010, and they are the leading edge of a demographic change transforming the U.S. into a "majority minority" country. As of 2012, 17% of the U.S. population, or 53 million people, identified as Latino. Their influence upon the direction of national politics, culture, economic trends, and a broad range of other issues, will only increase.

Recognizing the dynamic role of Latinos in U.S. public life, American University's Annual Latino Public Affairs Forum (ALPAF) seeks to convene academics, community advocates, policy experts, journalists, students, and other stakeholders, to address key questions and topics of concern for Latinos. Each year the Forum will focus on a significant public policy domain that is both impacted by and important to Latino communities in the U.S. ALPAF is also intended to better connect the findings of academic research with the efforts of different stakeholders and important policy and political debates around these topics.

CLALS and the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies will jointly sponsor the second Annual Latino Public Affairs Forum, to take place on Monday, February 29, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the SIS Abramson Family Founders Room. This forum will consider the impact of the Latino vote on the current presidential election cycle.

Watch the event on CSPAN

AU Experts Forecast the 2016 Election

Panel to Include:

Glen Bolger, Partner and co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies and CCPS Research Fellow
Anna Greenberg, Senior Vice President of Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner and CCPS Research Fellow
Jennifer L. Lawless, Professor of Government and Director of the Women & Politics Institue
Allan Lichtman, Distinguished Professor of History and author of The Keys to the White House, (forthcoming early 2016, Rowman & Littlefield)
David N. Wasserman, U.S. House Editor, Cook Political Report

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

CCPS Sponsored the Election Assistance Commission conference on August 12 and 13 held at the School of Public Affairs at American University.

Read Prof. Leighley's opening remarks.