Distinguished Speaker Series - Norman Ornstein


Program Year:
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 - 5:00pm

In honor of our 40th Anniversary, S&T Policy Fellowships invites you to attend our Distinguished Speaker Series. The 2013 series features noted scholars, scientists and policy leaders sharing their insights, discussing today's most compelling science-policy issues. The series is free and open to the public.

In the event that you cannot attend the live talk, we are pleased to offer a webcast of the event. Click here to view the live webcast.

Venue Information:


Space Name: AAAS - Auditorium
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington District Of Columbia 20005
Norm Ornstein
Session Title:
Making Science Policy in a Dysfunctional Political Era

Norman Ornstein is a long-time observer of Congress and politics. He writes a weekly column for Roll Call called "Congress Inside Out" and is an election eve analyst for CBS News. He served as codirector of the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project and participates in AEI's Election Watch series. He also served as a senior counselor to the Continuity of Government Commission. Mr. Ornstein led a working group of scholars and practitioners that helped shape the law, known as McCain-Feingold, that reformed the campaign financing system. He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004.

His many books include The Permanent Campaign and Its Future (AEI Press, 2000); The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, with Thomas E. Mann (Oxford University Press, 2006, named by the Washington Post one of the best books of 2006 and called by the Economist "a classic"); and, most recently, the New York Times bestseller, It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism, also with Tom Mann, published in May by Basic Books.