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Michael Steele and Harold Ford Jr., debate at the Kennedy Political Union

Michael Steele, left, and Harold Ford Jr., right, held a lively debate moderated by SPA professor James Thurber, center. (Photo: Hilary Schwab)

Ford and Steele Debate

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

James Thurber and Norm Eisen

Improving the Regulation of Lobbying (2009)

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

Professor James Thurber and then Senator Barack Obama Speak at a conference on lobbying reform.

Lobbying Reform Summit (2006)

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.

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Ceasefire on Health Care (2005)

CCPS hosted a dialogue between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to discuss health care reform. Former Senator Breaux developed this series in conjunction with CCPS. Ceasefire on Healthcare | Ceasefire on Healthcare 2


BBC Videos (1998)

CCPS co-produced two videos with the BBC’s project--a distance learning initiative with over 3 million alumni. The two videos were prodcast on the BBC: Battle for Congress: Capps vs Bordonaro | Mr. Moore Runs for Washington

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