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Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies

2017 Events

Information about events hosted or sponsored by the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies in 2017

 Why The Senate Is Broken


Monday, October 30 at American University
Mary Graydon Center Room 2
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
(Lunch served at noon. Program starts at 12:15 pm)


Panel to Include:

Molly Reynolds
The Brookings Institution

Jennifer Victor
George Mason University

Donald Wolfensberger
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Bipartisan Policy Center

James A. Thurber
American University

Moderated by David Barker, American University

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


Rivals for Power: Presidential Congressional Relations
An Assessment of President Trump's Relationship with Congress

Donald Trump gives his presidential inaugural address on January 20, 2017.

David Barker, Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies invites you to:

Rivals for Power: Presidential Congressional Relations
An Assessment of President Trump's Relationship with Congress

Monday, September 18
American University
Mary Graydon Center
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Room 203-205

Upon the publication of Rivals for Power: Presidential Congressional Relations and President Trump's nine months in office, this forum will assess his accomplishments and failures working with Congress

Panel to Include:

Professor James A. Thurber, American University*
Professor Jordan Tama, American University *
Professor Patrick Griffin, American University*
Professor David Karol, University of Maryland

*Contributors to Rivals for Power

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

The Speeches of President Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy, 1963

CCPS and the Kennedy Political Union invite you to: The Speeches of President Kennedy

Wednesday, March 8
6:30-8:30 PM
Ward Circle Building, Room 1  

Join author Anders Agner and actor Caspar Phillipson (“Jackie”) as they share stories of JFK and presents speechesgiven by the 35th President.

Co-sponsored by Kongressen.com, The Embassy of Denmark, and Real Clear Politics.

The Challenge of Setting Limits on Presidential Power Under the Trump Administration

SOC New Hampshire Trump

Photo by Anna Sortino

Please join CCPS on February 1 at 12:30 in Mary Graydon Center Room 245.

Panel to include:

Amanda Terkel
Politics Managing Editor/Senior Political Reporter-The Huffington Post

Joe Gaeta
Senior Advisor and Director of Oversight for U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Ian Millhiser
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress & Justice Editor, ThinkProgress

Moderated by Chris Edelson, Assistant Professor of Government in American University's School of Public Affairs

Lunch will be served
Please RSVP to ccps@american.edu or 202-885-3491

The Transition and the First 100 Days of the Trump Presidency

The White House

Join CCPS on Tuesday, January 24th
American University
Mary Graydon Center Room 5
Noon- 1:45pm

Panel to include:

Daniel J. Fiorino
Distinguished Executive in Residence and Director of the Center for Environmental Policy in the School of Public Affairs at American University

Neil Kerwin
President of American University

Martha Joynt Kumar
Director of the White House Transition Project

Janice Lachance
President-elect of ASPA - American Society for Public Administration

Howard McCurdy
Professor of Public Affairs in the Public Administration and Policy Department at American University

Moderated by James A. Thurber, Distinguished Professor, Department of Government
And Founding Director, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies

Lunch will be served
Please RSVP to ccps@american.edu or 202-885-3491