Publications

Ian Bremmer

The Center produces publications consistent with its mission of developing a greater understanding of Congress. Publications focus not only on examining the rules and procedures of Congress but also the ways in which the Senate and House of Representatives help determine the substance of law and policy for the Government of the United States – through their leaders, committees, caucuses, conferences, staffs and individual members, and through the interaction of Congress with the executive and judicial branches. Publications also focus on public opinion about Congress. 

People on People on People: Fact Sheet on the Continued Thickening of Government

The past half century has witnessed a slow, but steady thickening of the federal bureaucracy as Congress and presidents have added layer upon layer of political and career management to the hierarchy. This research by Dr. Paul Light, Ph. D. analyzes a taller, wider federal hierarchy that is unable to meet the needs of the 21st century. 

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Moving Forward: A Renewed Role for American Arts and Artists in the Global Age

The information and suggestions compiled during the colloquium were used to create a set of recommendations that were shared with Members of Congress for their consideration. The colloquium has led to further discussion in Washington and drawn Congressional support for expansion of the Act.

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The Future of the Humanities in the Twenty-First Century

The result of the Brademas Center's project on the humanities and on-going international work in cultural diplomacy, this report focuses on the impact the humanities can have on the cultural vitality of a democratic society.

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Brademas Center Humanities Project

publications looking future

Looking to the Future: The Challenge to Congress

A report created by a bipartisan advisory board including The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, currently President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, The Honorable Sherwood L. Boehlert, The Honorable Eva N. Clayton and The Honorable Alan K. Simpson. Project staff included Paul C. Light and G. Calvin Mackenzie.

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The Stafford Act: Priorities for Reform

The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 1 (the Stafford Act) is the principal legislation governing the federal response to disasters within the United States. This report spells out reforms recommended by Prof. Mitchell Moss and other contributors.  

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Symposium on Presidential and Public Papers 

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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The First Annual Bernard & Irene Schwartz Lecture on Congress

Lecture by Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) and Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD).

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Third Annual Bernard & Irene Schwartz Lecture on Congress

Featuring Professor Paul C. Light; Virginia Thomas, Associate Vice President, Hillsdale College; and, Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President, The Center for American Progress

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Public Opinion Toward Legislating for the Future

Conducted by Professor Paul C. Light.