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American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (CCPS) serves scholars, students, policymakers and the public by propelling actionable research, providing public education and promoting a more reasonable democratic square.
American University Launches Program on Legislative Negotiation
The Program on Legislative Negotiation addresses the gridlock in Congress and in state legislatures. Read More
David Barker on One Nation, Two Realities
CCPS Director David Barker talked about his book, One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy, and the current political stalemate between Congress and the White House.
Gill Family Foundation Scholarship
The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies is pleased to announce Emily D. Bello-Pardo as the 2018 recipient of the Gill Family Foundation Scholarship.
Emily D. Bello-Pardo is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at American University, and specializes in American Politics, Comparative Politics, and Methodology. Her research interests are political behavior, political communication, and public opinion. More specifically, her work examines the attitudinal impacts of online "fake news", online discursive incivility, and public policy shifts, and uses experimental and computational social science approaches to explore these topics in the United States and Latin America. In the summer of 2017, Ms. Bello-Pardo was selected as one of eight Google NewsLab Fellows and worked at the Pew Research Center's Journalism Project. Before starting her doctoral studies at AU, Ms. Bello-Pardo obtained a MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida International University (FIU), where she held a Research Fellowship at the Latin American Marijuana Research Initiative. In this role, she studied Uruguay's marijuana legalization process and public opinion surrounding this policy shift. Previously, she received dual BAs in Political Science and International Relations from FIU, where she was inducted Phi Beta Kappa, graduated magna cum laude, and was President of the Debate Team. Born in Caracas, she served in 2012 as the US National Director of VotoJoven, a Venezuelan student organization that promoted voting and equal access to civil and political rights in that country.
Congress & the Presidency Journal
This publication is an interdisciplinary journal of political science and history, published by American University, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies since 1984. The journal is now being published three times a year. Congress & the Presidency features articles on Congress, the President, the interaction between the two institutions, and national policy-making.
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New Book Examines Landscape of Competing Facts in American Politics