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Spring 2017

CSDI Weekly Seminars will be held at 12:10 PM, 349 Ingram Commons Center, unless otherwise specified

January 27 - Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard

February 3 - Eric Schickler, UC Berkeley

February 10 - Ed Rubin, Vanderbilt

February 17 - TBD

February 24 - David Maraniss, Vanderbilt

March 3 - William Jacoby, Michigan State University

March 24, Jim Snyder, Harvard

March 31 - Liz Zechmeister, Vanderbilt

April 14 - TBD

April 21 - Michael Barber, Brigham Young

April 28- Wendy Smooth, The Ohio State University

 

CSDI aims to foster an engaging intellectual environment to explore how political institutions shape political debate, ameliorate conflicts, and influence public policy.


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Upcoming Events

8/25/17 - lunch seminar with Alex Theodoridis, CSDI SVS

9/8/17 - lunch seminar with Nicholas Eubank, CSDI postdoc

9/15/17 - lunch seminar with Patricia Kirkland, CSDI postdoc

Latest Research

4/12/17 - CSDI Working Paper 2017-5 titled "Political Inequality in Affluent Democracies: The Social Welfare Deficit." has been released. The paper is authored by Larry M. Bartels

3/28/17 - CSDI Working Paper 2017-4 titled "Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Senate." has been released. The paper is authored by Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman

2/27/17 - CSDI Working Paper 2017-3 titled "When Do the Advantaged See the Disadvantages of Others? A Quasi-Experimental Study of National Service." has been released. The paper is authored by Katharine Conn and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo.

2/21/17 - CSDI Working Paper 20172 titled "Personnel System Under Stress: Results of the 2014 Survey on the Future of Government Service" has been released. The Paper is authored by David E. Lewis and Mark D. Richardson.

1/9/17 - CSDI Workng Paper 2017-1 titled "Political Control and the Presidential Spending Power" has been released. The paper is authored by David E. Lewis

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Media Spotlight

Washington Post - Monkey Cage - 6/29/17 - Affiliate Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden - "Senators used to excel at lawmaking. Now, not so much. Here's what needs to change."

Washington Post - Monkey Cage - 4/27/17 - Co-Director David Lewis demonstrates how "So far, Trump is really struggling as a chief executive. "

Washington Post - Monkey Cage - 3/2/17 - Co- Director David Lewis explains "Why Donald Trump needs the 'administrative state' that Steve Bannon wants to Destroy."

FoxNews.com - 2/2/2017 - Co- Director David Lewis explains how "President Trump can dampen the criticism by revving up his hiring machine."

The Hill - 2/5/17-  Co- Director David Lewis argues "Reducing federal debt will require Trump to take a holistic approach."

The Conversation - 1/26/17 - Co-Director David Lewis discusses the Trump administration and its handling of the federal workforce in "Trump takes on federal workforce of 2.8 million that's showing signs of stress."

Washington Post- Monkey Cage - 1/4/17 -  Affiliate Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden discuss "How term limits for committee chairs make Congress less effective."

Washington Post- Monkey Cage - 1/3/17 -  Affiliate Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden ask "Does bipartisanship even work in today's polarized Congress? Yes."


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Democratic Institutions
Vanderbilt University
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230 Appleton Place
Nashville TN 37203

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