Distinguished Speaker Series - Norman Ornstein

April 10, 2013
5:00 p.m

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This event is a part of the 40th Anniversary Distinguished Speaker Series. Throughout the year, the Fellowships  will feature prominent speakers discussing issues with implications for science and policy from national to global perspectives. Join us on Wednesday, April 10 for our first speaker, Norm Ornstein.

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1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington District Of Columbia 20005


Norm Ornstein

Making Science Policy in a Dysfunctional Political Era

Norman 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 codirector 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. Mr. Ornstein led a working group of scholars and practitioners that helped shape the law, known as McCain-Feingold, that reformed the campaign financing system. He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004.

His many books include The Permanent Campaign and Its Future (AEI Press, 2000); The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, with Thomas E. Mann (Oxford University Press, 2006, named by the Washington Post one of the best books of 2006 and called by the Economist "a classic"); and, most recently, the New York Times bestseller,It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism, also with Tom Mann, published in May by Basic Books. 


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