Senator John Kerry and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will come together at a public event Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to debate the issue of global climate change and the environment, and what Congress should do. The event, sponsored by the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at NYU Wagner, will be held at 325 Russell Senate Office Building , 1st and C streets, NE, Washington, D.C.

Senator John Kerry, author of This Moment on Earth, and the Honorable Newt Gingrich, author of Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America, will deliver remarks on the ways in which Congress might be able to resolve its differences on global climate change and the environment through institutional change, new analytic techniques, and legislative innovation. Each participant will then offer a response to the other’s remarks and time will be provided for the speakers to question each other. There will be an audience question-and-answer session as well.

The event with Kerry and Gingrich is part of a broader, ongoing exploration by the Brademas Center of how the U.S. Congress can make wise decisions and progress on long-term issues that the public considers vitally important. The exploratory series, “Legislating for the Future,” is cosponsored The Brookings Institution and RAND Corporation.

The John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress, housed at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, seeks to advance the understanding of Congress - its powers, processes and political character - among scholars, students pursuing careers in public service, those working on Capitol Hill, and the public. To realize its mission, the Center conducts research and holds public outreach events, such as symposia, conferences, and policy addresses by Members of Congress. The Center’s programming aims to explore issues and problems of the legislative branch from new perspectives (

For more information on the Apr. 10 event and to register, please visit or call 212 998 2269.

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