On Friday, March 30, 2007, the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at NYU Wagner will hold a Capitol Hill conference on institutional barriers to action by the U.S. Congress on the complex long-range issue of global environment.

From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building, a panel of three experts will discuss their research into the politics of the global environment, the ways that Congress can anticipate the future through a new analytic approach, and the overall challenges of making long-range policy.

The conference is the second briefing in a series entitled “Legislating for the Future,” a Brademas Center project with Paul Light, the Paulette Goddard professor of public service at NYU Wagner. “Legislating for the Future” is co-sponsored by The Brookings Institution and the Rand Corporation, and is made possible with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation and the Smith Richardson Foundation.

  • WHO: Barry Rabe, professor, University of Michigan, and nonresident senior fellow, The Brookings Institution; Robert Lempert, senior scientist, the RAND Corporation; Leon Fuerth, professor, The George Washington University; and Paul Light, professor, NYU Wagner.
  • WHAT: “Legislating for the Future: Global Environment,” the second in a series of conferences on Congress’s institutional barriers to addressing long-term issues of public importance.
  • WHERE: Science Subcommittee Hearing Room, 2325 Rayburn House Office Building, corner of Independence and 1st streets, SW, Washington, D.C.
  • WHEN: Friday, March 30, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

RSVP at www.nyu.edu/rsvp.

The mission of the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University is 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. Such programming explores issues and problems of the legislative branch from new perspectives.

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