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.
This report, commissioned by the John Brademas Center of New York University, seeks to provide a broad picture of private sector funding and foundation activity in support of international artistic and cultural exchange. As a potential instrument of public diplomacy and means for fostering greater cross-cultural understanding among citizens, artistic exchange is of particular importance in the current historical moment. Yet, recent research by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation suggests that both public and private grantmaking in this field declined substantially after the turn of the 21st century (Ayers 2010).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.