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About the Brademas Center

The mission of the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress is to increase the understanding of Congress—"the People's Branch" of government— its role in making policy; its powers, processes and responsibilities. The Center's bi-partisan work is aimed at scholars, students, current and future public servants and the public. The Center conducts research, teaches and holds public outreach events—such as symposia and conferences—and hosts policy addresses by members of Congress. Our programming aims to explore issues and problems of the legislative branch from new perspectives. As a part of the New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the Center strives to help the next generation of public service leaders develop a deeper understanding of how and why Congress makes decisions. The Center is named for founder John Brademas, who served in the U.S. House for 22 years (1959-81).

John Brademas

John Brademas Biography

John Brademas represented Indiana's Third District for 22 years (1959-81) in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was for the last four of those years, by appointment of Speaker Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, Majority Whip, the third ranking member of the Democratic leadership in the House.

Contact the Center

John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress
New York University
King Juan Carlos Center
53 Washington Square, South, 3W
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212.998.3636
Fax: 212.995.4810

Advisory Council

A prestigious group of political leaders and scholars have joined the Brademas Center's Advisory Council offering counsel on current activities and future programs.

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Dr. Lynne P. Brown
Executive Director

Michael F. DiNiscia
Associate Director

Thomas M. McIntyre
Assistant Director

Janet Bunde

Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Paul C. Light
NYU Wagner's Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service


Alberta Arthurs
Senior Fellow

Timothy Naftali
Senior Fellow

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