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Mending a Broken Congress: A Conversation with Mann and Ornstein

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm
Engineering and Physical Sciences Building, Room 103

Mann and Ornstein have provided thoughtful scholarly commentary about the people's branch of government since their time on Capitol Hill as congressional fellows in the 1970s.

Mann is the W. Averell Harriman Chair and senior fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution. Between 1987 and 1999, he was director of governmental studies at Brookings. Before that, Mann was executive director of the American Political Science Association. A noted congressional scholar, Mann writes and speaks widely on American politics and policymaking, including campaigns, elections, campaign finance reform and the effectiveness of Congress.

Ornstein is a long-time observer of Congress and politics. He writes a weekly column for Roll Call called "Congress Inside Out" and is an election-eve analyst for CBS News. He served as co-director of the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project and participates in AEI's Election Watch series. He also served as a senior counselor to the Continuity of Government Commission. Ornstein led a working group of scholars and practitioners that helped shape the law, known as McCain-Feingold, which reformed the campaign financing system.

Mann and Ornstein's recent books that they have co-written, "The Broken Branch" and "It's Worse Than it Looks," analyze the reasons for recent congressional dysfunction and provide possible solutions to the gridlock in Washington, DC.

The lecture is free; however, tickets are required for admission. To secure a seat, contact Betsy Anderson in the Department of Political Science at banderson@montana.edu or 994-4141 after Jan. 25.

The cost of this event is: Free tickets are required. They are available from the Department of Political Science.

For more information go to:
http://www.montana.edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11704

For questions regarding this event, please contact:

Department of Political Science
406-994-4141

Sponsored by:
ASMSU,
College of Letters and Science,
Department of Political Science,
Leadership Institute,
President's Office,
Provost's Office

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