491Dec 17, 2012
Electoral College Vote
James Thurber talked about the electoral college vote, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The 538 electors in the electoral college meet in their state and vote ...
137Feb 21, 2011
Presidential Leadership and Economic Crisis
James Thurber talked about how recent presidents (Reagan, Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama) have dealt with fiscal matters when Congress is divided. He also responded to telephone calls and ...
660Sep 16, 2010
Establishment of the Legislative Branch
Linda Monk and Mickey Edwards talked about the origins of the legislative branch and the roles and responsibilities of Congress. James Thurber moderated. The panelists responded to ...
138Jan 4, 2010
Coalition Building and Lobbying
Sarah Dufendach spoke to students about coalition building, campaign finance reform, and issue advocacy. She focused on the influence of money in politics and navigating potential pitfalls of ...
207Jan 4, 2010
Climate Change Lobbying
Dan Weiss talked about using paid media as an advocacy campaign tool. Topics included types of strategies for advocacy campaigns, elements of a an advertising campaign, and planning ...
230Jan 4, 2010
Coalition Building and Lobbying
Joel Malina delivered remarks on coalition building and issue campaigns. Following his remarks he responded to questions from audience members.
221Jan 4, 2010
Polling and Survey Research
Glen Bolger spoke to students about the use of polling and survey data in public policy and political campaigns. Among the topics he addressed were the use of polling for research, targeting ...
82Dec 29, 2009
Politics of Lobbying Reform
James Thurber spoke to students about political lobbying efforts and the role of the lobbyist in the political process. He focused on recent lobbying reforms enacted by Congress governing ...
458Dec 29, 2009
Legislative Process and Lobbying
Walter Oleszek spoke to students about the legislative process and effective lobbying. Among the topics he addressed were the role of the lobbyist in shaping legislation, ethics, and building ...
57Dec 30, 2008
Executive-Congressional Branch Relations in the Lobbying Process
Charles Brain presented a lecture about lobbying strategies and understanding the relationship between the executive and legislative branch. He emphasized the dynamic nature of the relationship ...
16Nov 12, 2008
Presidential Transition Lobbyist Restrictions
James Thurber talked about President-Elect Obama’s transition team announcement of new rules for lobbyists, and how the rules differ from previous presidential transitions.
528Oct 27, 2008
2008 Presidential Election Forecasts
Authors of election forecasts discussed their 2008 election predictions. They are the authors of three of the nine forecast models that appeared in an election-themed symposium in the October ...
82Oct 15, 2008
Participants in a conference on the upcoming presidential transition spoke about past administration efforts during transition periods, promises made by both 2008 presidential candidates to ...
106Apr 2, 2008
History of National Party Conventions
After opening remarks by James Thurber and Mike Berman, panelists discussed the history of political conventions. Topics included the present importance of presidential conventions, historical ...
67Apr 2, 2008
Role of the Media at National Party Conventions
The panelists talked about the role of the news media at the national party conventions. Topics included the decreasing media coverage of conventions, the role of cable news television, and the ...
40Apr 2, 2008
Presidential Convention Delegates and Rules
A panel discussion was held on the process of selecting delegates to the national party conventions and the importance of convention rules. Topics included winner-take-all primaries, ...
13Oct 29, 2007
Presidential Nominating Calendar
Participants talked about recent changes in the calendar for state primaries and caucuses, the potential impact on the presidential nominating process, and disputes generated following the decisions ...
58Dec 7, 2006
A bipartisan panel of former members of Congress gave advice for the leaders of the 110th Congress on working with the executive branch to set and follow a successful legislative agenda. James ...
18Oct 3, 2006
2006 Midterm Elections
Mr. Thurber moderated a discussion on the results of primary elections and the potential outcomes of the midterm elections in November. It was noted that there are many more ...
22Sep 18, 2006
Luncheon Keynote Address
As part of a conference on the effectiveness of congressional oversight of the executive branch in recent years, Rep. Waxman, ranking member of the House Government Reform Committee, delivered ...
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