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A Politics of Confrontation

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
04:00 PM

NYU Washington, DC 1307 L Street NW Reading Room, 3rd Floor Washington, DC 20005

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The world’s most powerful government has gone offline. What happened and what are the potential effects in the long as well as the short term? Is this an instance of heightened political conflict, to be resolved through ordinary politics or bargaining, or a failure of governing institutions? Are there plausible structural reforms that would avert or limit recurrence, or mitigate the effects, of government deadlock? Are there mechanisms or authorities available within existing constitutional or institutional frameworks that, if used, could contribute to a resolution? A panel of NYU Law experts, including the faculty members teaching the Law School’s new Washington, D.C., clinic, will examine these and related issues.