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  • 11/19/13 -  John Seigenthaler's eloquent closing remarks were heard by a capacity crowd at The Gettysburg Address: a 150-year retrospective, Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Joined by Pulitzer-prize winning author David Maraniss and four experts, panelists took an in-depth look at what the speech meant to audiences then and now.
  • 09/24/13 - Perspectives on Election 2012 - video - with John Geer, John Seigenthaler, Dan Balz, Lynn Vavreck, and John Sides
  • 05/21/13 - VU Poll: Support Growing For Medicaid Expansion In Tennessee ( By Blake Farmer with Leah Terry - If Governor Bill Haslam were simply to go with what a majority of Tennesseans want, he would expand the state's Medicaid program as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act. A Vanderbilt poll finds support has grown to 60 percent of respondents, up from less than half in December.
  • 04/09/13 - Are women more effective legislators? (The Cycle, Video features Craig Volden, who co-wrote: When are Women More Effective Lawmakers than Men? with Alan E. Wiseman and Dana E. Wittmer [forthcoming] American Journal of Political Science.
  • 03/22/13 - New York Times Politics - Once Few, Women Hold More Power in Senate - Craig Volden, Alan Wiseman, and Dana Wittmer study citation.
  • 03/20/13 - GOP looks to red states' successes for answers - John Geer interview
  • 03/01/13 - (Courtesy of Vanderbilt University Law School) Video features Bingham G. Powell 2012 APSA Address Representation in Context. CSDI co-hosted a conference titled Political Representation: Fifty Years after Miller and Stokes that focused on contemporary scholarship on representation in different national, sub-national, and comparative settings though a variety of methodological approaches. The keynote presentation of the conference was Professor G. Bingham Powell's lecture on "Representation in Context." Powell, the Wilson Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester, was scheduled to deliver the lecture marking the end of his term as president of the American Political Science Association. Since that event was cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, CSDI provided the forum for the address.
  • 01/29/13 - Vanderbilt Professor comments on minority party congresswomen ( By Amy Wolf - Features Alan E. Wiseman, author of When are Women More Effective Lawmakers than Men? (with Craig Volden and Dana E. Wittmer) [forthcoming] American Journal of Political Science
  • 01/09/13 - What to Expect in Obama's Second Term ( Video features David E. Lewis VU Lunch & Learn Series

Additional archives for CSDI may be found at: Search: Larry Bartels, Josh Clinton, John Geer, Dave Lewis, or Alan Wiseman

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6/30/15 CSDI Working Paper 2015-2 titled "Controlling Agency Choke Points: Presidents and Regulatory Personnel Turnover" has been released. The paper is authored by Kathleen M. Doherty, David E. Lewis and Scott Limbocker.

4/1/15 CSDI Working Paper 2015-1 titled"Incorporating Legislative Effectiveness into Nonmarket Strategy: The Case of Financial Services Reform and the Great Recession"has been released. The paper is authored by Craig Volden and CSDI Affiliate Alan E. Wiseman.

12/19/14 CSDI Working Paper 2014-7 titled ''Spatial Models of Legislative Effectiveness''has been released. The paper is authored by Matthew P. HittCraig Volden, and CSDI Affiliate Alan E. Wiseman.

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Media Spotlight - 8/19/15 - CSDI Co-Director Josh Clinton, graduate affiliate Carrie Roush, and Dr. John Lapinski, Director of the Elections Unit at NBC news take a closer look at Trump supporters.

Washington Post - 8/3/15 - CSDI Co-Director David Lewis and graduate affiliate Mark Richardson's Survey on the Future of Government Service is examined - 7/22/15 - CSDI Co-director John Geer is quoted in an article about Donald Trump's participation in the upcoming republican presidential debate in Cleveland.

The Fiscal Times - 7/20/15 - CSDI Co-Director David Lewis is quoted in an article about Jeb Bush's plan to reduce the federal workforce.

Newsweek -7/17/15 - CSDI Co-Director David Lewis discusses "How to Keep Good People Working in Government."

Tennessean - 7/10/15 - CSDI Co-Directors Joshua Clinton and John Geer Op-Ed, "Beware of Internal Polls to Name Nashville's Next Mayor


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