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 ...
656Dec 30, 2010
Lobbying and the Regulatory Process
Cornelius Kerwin talked about the importance of rule making and its effect on lobbying and the law. He outlined the roles of the president, the court system, agencies and interest groups, and ...
218Dec 29, 2010
Lobbying Reform Efforts
James Thurber talked to students about President Obama and his efforts to reform lobbying. He noted a number of lobbying scandals including former Representative Duke Cunningham, Jack Abramoff, ...
343Dec 29, 2010
Lobbying and Climate Change Policy
Elizabeth Moler talked to students about lobbying efforts for global climate change legislation In her remarks she spoke about cap and trade legislation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the ...
70Dec 28, 2010
Legislation and Lobbying
Thomas Williams talked about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse effect regulations and the legislative process. Topics included key leaders, the political process, and the ...
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 ...
214Mar 11, 2010
Forum on the Filibuster
The Center for American Progress held a discussion on the use of the filibuster rule and its effect on modern U.S. Senate procedures. Senator Tom Udall talked about the history of the ...
263Jan 4, 2010
Ed Ingle spoke to students about lobbying efforts on behalf of corporate interests. Among the issues he addressed were targeting appropriate officials and institutions, staffing a government ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
215Dec 29, 2008
The Legislative Process and Lobbying
Walter Oleszek talked about the legislative process and the role of lobbying in policy and law making. Among the issues he addressed were the purpose of lobbyists and lobby groups, ways in ...
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 ...
71Oct 15, 2008
White House Transition Project
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 ...
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