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2005-2006 News & Events

Legislating for the Future: Institutional Barriers to Legislating for the Future

December 15, 2006
The first Legislating for the Future forum was held on Friday, December 15, 2006 at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. At the event, which was covered live by C-SPAN, former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) and former U.S. Representative Bill Frenzel (R-Minnesota) shared their perspectives on the institutional barriers to legislating for the future. In addition, Paul Light presented his research on why Congress has difficulty legislating on long-term issues the public often describes as paramount, as did  Sarah A. Binder, a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution;  James A. Dewar, Senior Policy Analyst at RAND; and  G. Calvin Mackenzie, Professor of American Government at Colby College. All the presenters also discussed concrete ways to improve the decision-making capacity of “The People’s Branch.”

NYU President Emeritus John Brademas to Receive John Gardner Spirit Award From Common Cause/NY

November 29, 2006
Dr. John Brademas, President Emeritus of New York University, will receive the John Gardner Spirit award for “unparalleled dedication to public service” at Common Cause/NY’s ninth annual “I Love an Ethical NY” awards ceremony recognizing outstanding citizens who are making a difference.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Press Conference

September 29, 2006
In a press conference Professor Paul Light releases his public opinion survey with an address from Lee Hamilton.

Seminar on International Education

May 16, 2006
In a forum addressing the need to improve international education and foreign language studies in the United States, The Committee for Economic Development (CED) and the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress initiate a discussion on CED's new policy statement, Education for Global Leadership: The Importance of International Studies and Foreign Language Education for U.S. Economic and National Security.

Symposium on Presidential & Public Papers

October 25, 2005
With a Keynote Address from the Honorable Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, the Symposium on Presidential and Public Papers focused on the significance of presidential recordings and materials, looking towards the future of preservation through legislation and the debate over public v. private papers.

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