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AU Experts Analyze the Midterm Election. This post election forum took place on November 3rd 2010 and featured AU faculty from the School of Public Affairs and the School of Communication
Michael Steele, left, and Harold Ford Jr., right, held a lively debate moderated by SPA professor James Thurber, center. (Photo: Hilary Schwab)
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and Democratic Leadership Council Chairman Harold Ford Jr. verbally sparred over current political topics Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. The debate was hosted by the Kennedy Political Union and moderated by CCPS director Prof. James Thurber. Read coverage | Watch the video
The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and the Center for American Progress hosted a symposium titled "Undue Influence?: Improving the Regulation of Lobbying" Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform, was the keynote speaker. Opening statements | Center for American Progress video
CCPS and the Committee for Economic Development cosponsored a major conference on lobbying reform Jan. 26, 2006 at the National Press Club. The keynote speaker was then Senator Barack Obama. Other guests included former Indiana Representive Lee Hamilton, former Texas Senator Martin Frost, Democracy 21 president Fred Wertheimer, Campaign Legal Center president and general counsel Trevor Potter, CCPS director Prof. James Thurber, and CED Senior Vice President and Director of Research Joseph Minarik. Watch the video.