How Congress Really Works
March 27, 2015
Sponsored by the Betty Glad Memorial Fund in the Political Science Department, University of Utah
James M. Curry, Department of Political Science, University of Utah
Public Forum: "How Congress Really Works"
(Co-hosted with the Hinckley Institute of Politics)
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Hinckley Caucus Room, Orson Spencer Hall
Jewel Box, Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building
Panel 1: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
- Laurel Harbridge, Northwestern University "How Partisan Conflict is Better and Worse than Legislative Compromise"
- Greg Koger, University of Miami "Representation, Gun Control, and the Senate: Why Background Checks Failed"
- Kathryn Pearson, University of Minnesota "Gendered Partisanship: Congresswomen and the Pursuit of Power in a Polarized Era"
James Curry, University of Utah
Panel 2: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
- James Curry, University of Utah "Legislative Deadlines and Partisan Blame Politics in Congress"
- John Wilkerson, University of Washington "Tracing the Flow of Policy Ideas in Legislatures: A Text Reuse Approach"
- Damon Cann, Utah State University & Jeremy Pope, Brigham Young University "A Computational Model of Conditional Party Government"