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2012 News & Events


Annual Bernard and Irene Schwartz Lecture on Congress

Annual Bernard and Irene Schwartz Lecture on Congress

December 13, 2012
Join Cokie Roberts and Senator Olympia Snowe in a discussion about the state of American poitics. 


Escape Fire Screening and Health Care Panel

Escape Fire Screening and Health Care Panel

November 8, 2012
Join Bob Shrum and panels of American and European political analysts, media experts, campaign insiders, and scholars discussing the 2012 American election cycle.  The panels consider the results of the Presidential and Congressional elections -- analyzing campaign strategies, game-changing events and what lies ahead for the American people and the world. 


Post-Election Analysis

Post-Election Analysis

November 8, 2012
Join Bob Shrum and panels of American and European political analysts, media experts, campaign insiders, and scholars discussing the 2012 American election cycle.  The panels consider the results of the Presidential and Congressional elections -- analyzing campaign strategies, game-changing events and what lies ahead for the American people and the world. 


2012 Election Night on the Square

2012 Election Night on the Square

November 6, 2012
Join the global NYU community in celebrating America's democratic system in action. The John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress, Office of Government and Community Affairs, along with NYU Global Programs and members of the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce and Village Alliance, graciously helped to support this event.

No matter who you are voting for in this year's election, come celebrate Democracy with a jam-packed evening of live election night coverage, live entertainment, music, food and fun – it’s your civic duty!


2012 Constitution Day

2012 Constitution Day

September 21, 2012
Moderated by former President Clinton speechwriter Michael Waldman, NYU's Constitution Day 2012 featured a panel of expert speakers exploring voting rights and First Amendment protections in the government’s founding document — as well as the challenges facing each of them today. 


The Arab Revolts: A Fourth Wave or Ebbing Tide?

May 9, 2012
National Endowment for Democracy President Carl Gershman discusses the current social and political climates of various Middle Eastern and North African states, how they have been affected by the recent uprisings, and his views on how the west should deal with the changing political climate.


It's Even Worse Than It Looks

May 2, 2012
This being an election year, the airwaves and op-ed pages are full of pundits and politicians declaring what the future will or should bring this fall. Given the fragile economic climate and explosive political environment, the objective insight of seasoned experts is crucial now more than ever.

Join the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress and NYU Wagner on May 2, 2012 at 3:00PM in welcoming Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein who are sure set off passionate debate among these and other important players in the beltway and beyond with IT'S EVEN WORSE THAN IT LOOKS: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism.


United Citizens Seminar: How We Revive Our Democracy

March 2, 2012
This seminar featured presentations by renowned citizen leaders and by nationwide membership organizations. The central question was, and remains, "What can citizens do to revive and strengthen our democratic processes?"

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