Annually, in partnership with The American Political Science Association, CCPS honors the late political scientist Barbara Sinclair, a renowned expert on Congress, by hosting a lecture by a prominent Congressional scholar. The inaugural lecture for 2023 was hosted by Professor Steven S. Smith, Kate M. Gregg Emeritus Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Washington University. He is also a professor of political science at Arizona State University.
Past events have included speakers:
Rodney Hero, Arizona State University, in 2022 (recording available here)
Wendy Schiller, Brown University, in 2021 (recording available here)
Rick Hall, University of Michigan, in 2020 (recording available here)
Frances Lee, Princeton University, in 2019
Sarah Binder, George Washington University, in 2018