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2008 News & Events


The Department of Homeland Security and the Next Presidency: Implementing the Transition

December 16, 2008
There is broad acknowledgement that DHS needs a common culture, sustained institutional capacity building, and reorganization. The next president can influence this direction through his appointments to key posts and with his budget. The greater challenge may be, however, executing these reforms and we ask how these changes may be best implemented.


White Paper Release: Looking to the Future; A Challenge to Congress by Paul C. Light

December 9, 2008
The United States now faces a broad array of issues with important future consequences: national health care, the stability of Social Security, threats to the environment, energy supply and prices, immigration, food and water resources, infrastructure deterioration, and threats to national security, to name just a sample of these.  Congress must play a central and critical role in meeting these challenges.


Election Night Extravaganza!

November 4, 2008
No matter who you're voting for in this year's election, come celebrate Democracy with the John Brademas Center on Election Night!  The night will be jam-packed with live election night coverage, live entertainment, food and fun!  


3rd Annual Bernard and Irene Schwartz Lecture on Congress: Achievements in Peril: Creating a Government Well Executed

October 20, 2008
The Lecture will feature Dr. Paul C. Light, Goddard Professor of Public Service in NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  Professor Light is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on government reform, the political appointments process and the civil service. His most recent book, A Government Ill Executed, was recently launched in DC with remarks from Senator Tom Daschle and has received accolades from Speaker Newt Gingrich. 


Constitution Day: The Constitution and the Balance of Powers

September 17, 2008
Join a discussion between NYU President John Sexton and NYU Law School’s Michael Waldman as we celebrate the oldest written constitution in the world.


Federal Disaster Response Policy: Priorities for Reform

May 6, 2008
Federal Disaster Response Policy: The Stafford Act and Priorities for Reform, presented by New York University’s Center for Catastrophe and Preparedness Response (CCPR) and John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress, host a discussion on the cornerstone of federal disaster relief legislation, the Robert T. Stafford Act, and needed reforms.


The Brademas Center Presents a New Book: AMERICA: Our Next Chapter

April 28, 2008
Senator Chuck Hagel has long been admired by his colleagues on both sides of the Senate floor for his honesty, integrity, and common-sense approach to the challenges of our times. The Los Angeles Times has praised his "bold positions on foreign policy and national security" and wondered, "What's not to like?" In America: Our Next Chapter, Nebraska-born Hagel offers a hard-hitting examination of the current state of our nation and provides substantial, meaningful proposals that can guide America back onto the right path.


The Brademas Center Presents a New Book: Reclaiming Conservatism

March 24, 2008
Come meet the Author and Brademas Center Advisory Board Member Mickey Edwards, as he talks about his new book.

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