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8th Annual Congress & History Conference, Public Panel/Roundtable 1

The Eighth Annual Congress and History Conference was held at the Miller Center May 20–21, 2009. The latest in this distinguished conference series, which has previously been held at Columbia, MIT, Stanford, Princeton and Yale, featured a public panel moderated by GAGE Faculty Associate Jeff Jenkins.

 

May 20, 2009
9:00 AM





Professor Charles Stewart, III, Professor Ira Katznelson, Professor John Lapinski, Professor Elizabeth Sanders, Professor Jeff Jenkins, Professor Brian Balogh

8th Annual Congress & History Conference, Public Panel/Roundtable 1

The featured public panel, At the Crossroads, looks more closely into the role Congress has played in American Political Development and why the institution has been less thoroughly studied than the presidency, courts and political parties. It features GAGE Chair Brian Balogh, GAGE faculty associate Jeff Jenkins, Elizabeth Sanders (Cornell University), John Lapinski (University of Pennsylvania), Ira Katznelson (Columbia University), and Charles Stewart III (MIT).

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May 20, 2009
9:15 AM



Richard Bensel, Vesla Weaver, Richard Valelly

Panel 1

Panel 1 includes presentations of “Switchman of American Citizenship: Senate Distinctiveness, Dred Scott, and Ironies of the Citizenship Clause” by Richard Valelly (Swarthmore College) and “Between Reconstructions: Congressional Action on Civil Rights, 1891–1940” by Jeffery Jenkins, Justin Peck, and Vesla Weaver (University of Virginia), followed by discussant Richard Bensel (Cornell University).

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May 20, 2009
10:45 AM



Kimberley Johnson, McGee Young, Kathleen Frydl

Panel 2

Panel 2 includes presentations of “The Free Trade Movement and the New Deal: Reassessing the Role of Interest Groups in Securing Policy Change” by McGee Young (Marquette University), and “Race, Congress, and the Making of the Agricultural Welfare State” by Kimberley Johnson (Barnard College), followed by discussant Kathleen Frydl (University of California, Berkeley).

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May 20, 2009
1:00 PM



Charles Finocchiaro, Eric Schikler, Erik Engstrom

Panel 3

Panel 3 includes presentations of “Bicameralism and Personal Vote Seeking in the Modernizing U.S. Congress” by Charles Finocchiaro (University of South Carolina), and “Public Opinion, the Congressional Policy Agenda, and the Limits of New Deal Liberalism, 1935–1945” by Eric Schickler (University of California, Berkeley), followed by discussant Erik Engstrom (University of California, Davis).

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May 20, 2009
2:30 PM



Jasmine Farrier, Forrest Maltzman, E. Scott Adler

Panel 4

Panel 4 includes presentations of “Congressional Delegation of Power: Efficient Strategy or Existential Tragedy?” by Jasmine Farrier (University of Louisville), and “The Evolution of Policy” by E. Scott Adler (University of Colorado), follwed by discussant Forrest Maltzman (George Washington University).

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May 21, 2009
9:15 AM



Jason Roberts, Nathan Monroe, Melanie Springer

Panel 5

Panel 5 includes presentations of “The Effect of Ballot Type on Congressional Elections, 1946–2008” by Jason Roberts (University of North Carolina), and “Costly Consideration: Agenda Setting and Majority Party Advantage in the U.S. Senate” by Nathan Monroe (University of California, Merced), followed by discussant Melanie Springer (Washington University in St. Louis).

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May 21, 2009
10:45 AM



Nolan McCarty, Sidney M. Milkis, Sarah Binder

Roundtable 2

This roundtable discussion focuses on “President Obama’s Relationship with Congress, Viewed in Historical Perspective,” with participants Sarah Binder (George Washington University), Sidney Milkis (University of Virginia), and Nolan McCarty (Princeton University).

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