• 2011 Symposium Information Now Available

    The Harvard Journal on Legislation, HLS Republicans and Harvard Law and Health Care Society Present a Symposium

    Partisanship in Congress: Polarization and the Political Process

    Thursday, February 24, 2011

    1pm, Pound Hall 100 – Opening Remarks, Sec. Trey Grayson, Director / Harvard Institute of Politics / Kentucky Secretary of State (2004-2011)

    1:30-3:00pm, The Climate Behind Partisanship: Past, Present and Future, Pound Hall 100

    Moderator: Michael Klarman, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law / Harvard Law School

    • Bob Inglis, Former Congressman / Representative Bob Inglis (R-SC4 1993-1999; 2005-2011) / Spring 2011 Fellow / Harvard University Institute of Politics
    • Nolan McCarty, Associate Dean and Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs / Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University
    • Mark McKinnon, Vice Chairman / Public Strategies, Inc. / Co-founder / No Labels
    • Nathaniel Persily, Charles Keller Beekman Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science / Columbia Law School / Director / Center for Law and Politics at Columbia Law School
    • Tom Rosenstiel, Director / Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism

    3:15-4:30pm, Polarization at Work: Analyzing the Effects of Partisanship on Congressional Decision-Making, Pound Hall 100

    Moderator: Jed Shugerman, Assistant Professor of Law / Harvard Law School

    • Bob Inglis, Former Congressman / Representative Bob Inglis (R-SC4 1993-1999; 2005-2011) / Spring 2011 Fellow / Harvard University Institute of Politics
    • Vincent Frakes, Federal Policy Director / The Center for Health Transformation
    • · Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy / Harvard Kennedy School
    • David C. King, Lecturer in Public Policy / Harvard Kennedy School
    • Dr. Stuart Seides, Physician Executive Director / MedStar Heart Institute

    4:30-5:30pm, John Chipman Gray Room – Open Reception for Students, Panelists and Moderators

    Made possible by the generous support of the Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy Fund.

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