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"Congress: Legislating in Polarized Times"

Politics - Lecture/Discussion

Monday, October 28, 2013
4:30 AM-6:00 PM

University Center/Tilton Hall
Clark University - Tilton Hall, 2nd Floor
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
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The Clark University Harrington Public Affairs Lecture Series presents

A talk by Sarah A. Binder, a senior fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution and Professor of Political Science at George Washington University.

Professor Binder is an expert on Congress and legislative politics. Her work includes studies of the politics of the Senate filibuster, the causes and consequences of legislative gridlock, and the politics and practice of advice and consent for selecting federal judges.
She is the co-author with Forrest Maltzman of Advice and Dissent: The Struggle to Shape the Federal Judiciary (Brookings, 2009), author of Stalemate: Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock (Brookings, 2003), Minority Rights, Majority Rule:Partisanship and the Development of Congress (Cambridge University Press, 1997), and co-author with Steven S. Smith of Politics or Principle? Filibustering in the United States Senate (Brookings, 1997). She is also co-editor of The Legislative Branch (Oxford University Press, 2005) and The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions (2006). Her book on legislative gridlock was awarded the Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize by the American Political Science Association for the best book published on legislative politics in 2003. Her other work on congressional politics has appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and elsewhere. Her current project focuses on Congresss response to financial crisis, including a study of Congresss relationship with the Federal Reserve. Professor Binder earned a B.A. from Yale University and Ph.D. from University of Minnesota.

Cost: Free and open to the public

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School

Phone: 508-793-7155

Last Modified: October 21, 2013 at 7:32 PM


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