2018 Events

Foreign Lobbying in Congress

Information about events hosted or sponsored by the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies in 2018.

The Politics of Truth Conference Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Perceptions of factual reality now come in partisan shades of red and blue, rendering large swaths of the American citizenry stubbornly misinformed and ever more disdainful of inter-partisan cooperation. What are the factors, specifically, that drive such dueling fact perceptions? What are the ensuing consequences? And how effective are the correctives to misinformation that reformers have proposed?

March 28, 2018
American University's Constitution Hall
8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Moderated by

David C. Barker, Director of SPA's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies
Liz Suhay, American University
Betsy Fischer Martin, American University
Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan
Diana C. Mutz, University of Pennsylvania
Ron Elving, National Public Radio and American University
RSVP here



Progressives, Conservatives, and Bipartisan Cooperation? Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Please join us for a conversation with U.S. Rep. David Brat (R-VA) and U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) about their respective political philosophies and opportunities for finding common ground.

February 13, 2018, at American University
AU Constitution Hall
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Featured Speakers

David Brat (R-VA)
Jamie Raskin (D-MD)

Moderated by

David C. Barker, Director of SPA's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies

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

Foreign Lobbying in Congress Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Please join SPA's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies to celebrate and discuss the publication of Congress and Diaspora Politics: The Influence of Ethnic and Foreign Lobbying by SUNY Press.

January 30, 2018, at American University
SIS Founders Room
12:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Lunch will be provided

Featured Speakers

Colton C. Campbell, National War College
David A. Dulio, Oakland University
Gregory C. McCarthy, Former Congressional Staffer
Eric Lipton, New York Times

Moderated by

James Thurber, American University

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