Friday, September 14, 2007

President + Congress = 'Rivals For Power,' September 25

Chestertown, MD, September 14, 2007 — An American University scholar is visiting the Shore to discuss a timely political topic: the tug-of-war between the U.S. President and the U.S. Congress. Join James A. Thurber, Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, when he presents "Rivals for Power: Cooperation and Conflict Between Congress and the President," at Washington College's Hynson Lounge on Tuesday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Thurber has been on the faculty of American University since 1974 and was honored as the University Scholar/Teacher of the Year in 1996. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is author and co-author of numerous books and more than 75 articles and chapters on Congress, congressional-presidential relations, congressional budgeting, congressional reform, interest groups and lobbying, and campaigns and elections.

He is author or editor of Congress and the Internet (2002) with Colton Campbell, Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations, Second Edition (2002), The Battle for Congress: Consultants, Candidates, and Voters (2001), Political Advertising in Election Campaigns(1999), The Role of Political Consultants in Elections (1999), Remaking Congress: The Politics of Congressional Stability and Change (with Roger Davidson, 1995), Campaigns and Elections, American Style (with Candice Nelson, 1995), and Divided Democracy: Cooperation and Conflict Between Presidents and Congress (1991).

"Rivals for Power" is being presented at Washington College by the Louis L. Goldstein Program in Public Affairs. Established in 1990, the Goldstein Program has hosted journalists, political activists, foreign policy analysts, diplomats, military commanders and government officials of both national and international stature.

Hynson Lounge is located in Hodson Hall. Admission to "Rivals for Power" is free and open to the public.

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