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John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress

Research and Initiatives

Reflections Project

The Cultural Diplomacy Project

This initiative engages artists, scholars, policymakers, and cultural leaders to expand exchange programs and generate structural reforms that foster better international strategic planning and relations.

Reflections Project

The Reflections Project

This initiative establishes a public record of the first-person accounts, opinions, anecdotes and reflections of Members who retire from office each term.


Congressional Internship Program

Participating NYU undergraduate and graduate students will join the office of a Member of Congress (or approved organization), gaining invaluable political and policy-making skills at the federal level.


Legislating for the Future

This project explores difficulties that Congress faces when trying to predict outcomes, obstacles to policy making such as the existing committee structure and the increasingly divisive partisanship, and what can be done to make Congress more flexible and adaptive to future problems.

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News & Events

NYU Washington, DC

NYUDC serves as a venue for dynamic public programming featuring leaders in government, business, and culture as well as notable public figures as part of the Weissberg Forum for Discourse in the Public Square. These events encourage students to discuss topical issues with distinguished speakers and contribute to an academic environment that deepens their understanding of public policy, civic activism, cultural studies, international concerns, green initiatives, media matters, political debates, legal issues and business affairs. Check back often for newly posted events.

Events in and around Washington Square, New York

These events are free and open to the local community. Be sure to check out what events are taking place near you.

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