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Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (American University) The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies is part of the School of Public Affairs, at Am

Located in Washington D.C., CCPS has been a leader for decades in training students on how to pursue a successful political career. Through research and workshops, the center brings together public policy practitioners and academics to share their research, knowledge, and experiences in a series of advanced institutes, conferences, and workshops on applied politics. The center is proud to have an

Located in Washington D.C., CCPS has been a leader for decades in training students on how to pursue a successful political career. Through research and workshops, the center brings together public policy practitioners and academics to share their research, knowledge, and experiences in a series of advanced institutes, conferences, and workshops on applied politics. The center is proud to have an

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REUNION: Come along to the AU Campaign Management and Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute Reunion. Thursday, October 8...
09/29/2015

REUNION: Come along to the AU Campaign Management and Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute Reunion. Thursday, October 8 at 6pm!

Reconnect with Alumni and Professors Jim Thurber and Candy Nelson.

Please RSVP at [email protected]

06/29/2015

We had an amazing time at the 2015 European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (EPAAI). We met with over 25 professionals in Brussels, including representatives from the European Parliament, European Commission, the U.S. Mission to the European Union, Transparency International, FedEx, and more!

EPAAI 2015
06/29/2015

EPAAI 2015

Looking for a summer class? Earn credit as you learn from top lobbyists, diplomats and elected officials in Brussels the...
01/20/2015
European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute

Looking for a summer class? Earn credit as you learn from top lobbyists, diplomats and elected officials in Brussels the capital of European Union at the European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute!

We're holding information sessions in Ward 109 on the following dates:
Tuesday, January 27th at 5:00 PM
Wednesday, February 25th at 5:00 PM

See our website for a more detailed look at EPAAI:

http://www.american.edu/spa/ccps/EPAAI.cfm

European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute

10/22/2014
www.american.edu

Interested in the Campaign Management Institute (CMI) or Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (PAAI)? Then apply for the CCPS Benefactors Award. You could receive a stipend of up to $1,000 to attend these courses. The deadline to apply for the January institutes is December 5th, 2014. For more details, please see our flyer:http://www.american.edu/spa/ccps/upload/new-benefactors-award-description-GENERAL.pdf

10/09/2014

AU Experts Analyze the 2014 Election!

Join the Center for Congressional Studies, the Women in Politics Institute, and the Kay Spiritual Life Center for an analysis of the 2014 Midterm election results on Thursday, November 6th.
Discussion will include the following panelists:

Anna Greenberg; CCPS Research Fellow and Senior Vice President of Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner

Jennifer Lawless; Professor of Government and Director of the Women & Politics Institute

Candice Nelson; Professor and Department Chair of Government and Director of the Campaign Management Institute

Molly O'Rourke; Executive in Residence, School of Communications

Panel will be moderated by James A. Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, and distinguished university professor.

Lunch will be served from 12:00-12:20 in the Kay Lounge. Panel will take place in the Kay Chapel at 12:30.

Please RSVP to [email protected] or (202) 885-3491

09/29/2014

Jennifer Lawless and James Thurber invite you to a pre-election panel discussion!

Join our experts as they forecast the 2014 races: Who will win? Who will lose? How will female candidates fare? And why?

Glen Bolger, Public Opinion Strategies
Margie Omero, Purple Strategies LLC
John Sides, George Washington University and The Monkey Cage

Wednesday, October 15th, 5:15 PM
Katzen Arts Center Recital Hall, American University

Light refreshments will follow the panel discussion.

Please RSVP by October 8th to Diane Hsiung at
[email protected] or (202) 885-2903.

08/27/2014

Hey AU students! Happy first week back! CCPS hopes you had a great summer and are looking forward to the fall semester. If you're interested in lobbying and campaigns, be sure to check out our fall weekend workshops:

Big Data and Modern Campaign Challenges (GOVT521.001) Sept. 6 & Sept. 13

The Use of the Internet in Advocacy Campaigns (GOVT524.001) Sept. 20 & Sept. 27

Managing Advocacy Campaigns (GOVT524.002) Oct. 11 & Oct. 18

10/17/2013

Interested in the Campaign Management Institute (CMI) or Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (PAAI)? Then apply for the CCPS Benefactors Award. You could receive a stipend of up to $1,000 to attend these courses. The deadline to apply for the January institutes is December 2, 2013. For more details, please visit our website: http://www.american.edu/spa/ccps/benefactor.cfm

08/26/2013

Happy first day back! CCPS hopes you enjoy your fall semester. Are you in need of some more credits? Please register for the workshops this semester:

The Art and Craft of Lobbying (GOVT524.001) Sept. 21 & Sept. 28
The Art and Craft of Lobbying (GOVT524.002) Oct. 5 & Oct. 12

05/26/2012

Paai Presentations are today, good luck to everybody.

A blog from a friend of the Center.
05/18/2012
What Bank Problems Mean for 2012 Landscape

A blog from a friend of the Center.

Banking and bank regulations may emerge as a key issue in this campaign as another front in the fight over government regulation.

Check out this video interview with Dr. Thurber.
04/26/2012
U.S. Elections and the Two Party System [eng]

Check out this video interview with Dr. Thurber.

Curious about the U.S. elections and two-party system? Learn about both in this program with Dr. James Thurber, Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University in Washington, DC. During the program, Dr. Thurber presents timely information about politics in th...

Another blog by CCPS friend Dante Chinni that comes highly recommended by Dr. Thurber.
04/25/2012
Romney’s Real Split on Women: Single vs. Married

Another blog by CCPS friend Dante Chinni that comes highly recommended by Dr. Thurber.

Married women actually lean toward Romney over Obama, but Romney trails badly among women who aren't married.

04/25/2012

Tonight in MGC 200 the Communicating the Elections 2012 class will present their final projects. This event starts with a buffet dinner from 5:30 to 6, followed by project presentations from 6 to 8 p.m, so if you are on campus you should check it out.

Op Ed from Trevor Potter, Stephen Colbert's Super Pac Lawyer.
04/16/2012
Five myths about super PACs

Op Ed from Trevor Potter, Stephen Colbert's Super Pac Lawyer.

The Campaign Legal Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which works in the areas of campaign finance and elections, political communication and government ethics. We represent the public interest in enforcement of campaign and media law with our office in Washington D.C.

AU Students from the Campaign Management Institute Win National Political AwardFive American University students (Left t...
04/06/2012

AU Students from the Campaign Management Institute Win National Political Award

Five American University students (Left to Right): Joshua Roll (SPA’12), Aaron Alberico (SPA ’12), Garret Bonosky (SPA ’12), Dale Emmons (AAPC President), Noah Benjamin (SPA’13), and Bart Thompson (SPA’12) won a ‘Gold: Best Campaign Strategy’ Pollie Award in the student category for their dedication and exemplary work in the 2011/2012 Political campaign season. The team of five created a thorough campaign strategy book for the Tim Kaine for U.S. Senate campaign.

The Pollie Awards™ (Pollies) are bipartisan awards received annually by the members of the political communication industry who have demonstrated they are the “best of the best”. Winners are selected as the by a blind jury of their peers known as the “Judges”. Esquire magazine has defined the Pollies as “…the Oscars of political advertising.”

Winners were presented by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) at the 21st Annual Pollie Awards & Conference on March 29th at the Hilton, Austin, TX.

We still have some room in CMI & PAAI for the May session of both institutes. Register quickly if you are interested in ...
04/05/2012
Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies | School of Public Affairs (SPA) | American Univer

We still have some room in CMI & PAAI for the May session of both institutes. Register quickly if you are interested in either one. See the website for more details. http://www.american.edu/spa/ccps/ If you're doing either institute, note tomorrow's deadline for the Benefactors Award, at 6:00 PM.

Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University. Lobbying and Advocacy programs. Campaign management. Campaigns and elections

A Spanish TV piece about President Obama.  The Obama story starts around the 17:45 mark and Dr. Thurber's interview star...
03/19/2012
Informe semanal - 17/03/12, Informe Semanal - RTVE.es A la Carta

A Spanish TV piece about President Obama. The Obama story starts around the 17:45 mark and Dr. Thurber's interview starts at about the 20:40 mark.

Informe semanal - 17/03/12, Informe Semanal online, completo y gratis en A la Carta. Todos los informativos online de Informe Semanal en RTVE.es A la Carta

Ethics Delays Decisions : Roll Call News
03/15/2012
Ethics Delays Decisions : Roll Call News

Ethics Delays Decisions : Roll Call News

Just four years after Congress created an outside office to speed up House ethics proceedings, the House Ethics Committee has begun using a pre-existing rule to extend its review of cases past the deadline set by those who developed the guidelines on how the two bodies should work in tandem.

BP's Influence Peddling In Congress Bears Fruit Two Years After Gulf Spill
03/12/2012
BP's Influence Peddling In Congress Bears Fruit Two Years After Gulf Spill

BP's Influence Peddling In Congress Bears Fruit Two Years After Gulf Spill

As millions of barrels of oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, Democratic lawmakers began asking the question: what was the proper amount of money that the company responsible for the spill should have to pay? This wasn't some sort of philosophical exercise.

This also mentions the ABA Task Force.
03/10/2012
So Who’s a Lobbyist?

This also mentions the ABA Task Force.

Newt Gingrich is one of thousands of people in Washington’s influence industry who skirt the definition of lobbying by taking advantage of legal loopholes.

This editorial mentions the American Bar Association Task Force, a task force that Dr. Thurber sits on.
03/10/2012
Editorial: Lobbyists who aren't lobbyists

This editorial mentions the American Bar Association Task Force, a task force that Dr. Thurber sits on.

The large and obvious loopholes in current law should be filled.

Dr. Thurber and President Clinton just prior to Dr. Thurber moderating the event where President Clinton was honored as ...
03/07/2012

Dr. Thurber and President Clinton just prior to Dr. Thurber moderating the event where President Clinton was honored as AU's first Wonk of the Year.

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REUNION: Come along to the AU Campaign Management and Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute Reunion. Thursday, October 8 at 6pm!

Reconnect with Alumni and Professors Jim Thurber and Candy Nelson.

Please RSVP at [email protected]
We had an amazing time at the 2015 European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (EPAAI). We met with over 25 professionals in Brussels, including representatives from the European Parliament, European Commission, the U.S. Mission to the European Union, Transparency International, FedEx, and more!
Looking for a summer class? Earn credit as you learn from top lobbyists, diplomats and elected officials in Brussels the capital of European Union at the European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute!

We're holding information sessions in Ward 109 on the following dates:
Tuesday, January 27th at 5:00 PM
Wednesday, February 25th at 5:00 PM

See our website for a more detailed look at EPAAI:

http://www.american.edu/spa/ccps/EPAAI.cfm
Interested in the Campaign Management Institute (CMI) or Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (PAAI)? Then apply for the CCPS Benefactors Award. You could receive a stipend of up to $1,000 to attend these courses. The deadline to apply for the January institutes is December 5th, 2014. For more details, please see our flyer:http://www.american.edu/spa/ccps/upload/new-benefactors-award-description-GENERAL.pdf
AU Experts Analyze the 2014 Election!

Join the Center for Congressional Studies, the Women in Politics Institute, and the Kay Spiritual Life Center for an analysis of the 2014 Midterm election results on Thursday, November 6th.
Discussion will include the following panelists:

Anna Greenberg; CCPS Research Fellow and Senior Vice President of Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner

Jennifer Lawless; Professor of Government and Director of the Women & Politics Institute

Candice Nelson; Professor and Department Chair of Government and Director of the Campaign Management Institute

Molly O'Rourke; Executive in Residence, School of Communications

Panel will be moderated by James A. Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, and distinguished university professor.

Lunch will be served from 12:00-12:20 in the Kay Lounge. Panel will take place in the Kay Chapel at 12:30.

Please RSVP to [email protected] or (202) 885-3491
Jennifer Lawless and James Thurber invite you to a pre-election panel discussion!

Join our experts as they forecast the 2014 races: Who will win? Who will lose? How will female candidates fare? And why?

Glen Bolger, Public Opinion Strategies
Margie Omero, Purple Strategies LLC
John Sides, George Washington University and The Monkey Cage

Wednesday, October 15th, 5:15 PM
Katzen Arts Center Recital Hall, American University

Light refreshments will follow the panel discussion.

Please RSVP by October 8th to Diane Hsiung at
[email protected] or (202) 885-2903.
Hey AU students! Happy first week back! CCPS hopes you had a great summer and are looking forward to the fall semester. If you're interested in lobbying and campaigns, be sure to check out our fall weekend workshops:

Big Data and Modern Campaign Challenges (GOVT521.001) Sept. 6 & Sept. 13

The Use of the Internet in Advocacy Campaigns (GOVT524.001) Sept. 20 & Sept. 27

Managing Advocacy Campaigns (GOVT524.002) Oct. 11 & Oct. 18
Interested in the Campaign Management Institute (CMI) or Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute (PAAI)? Then apply for the CCPS Benefactors Award. You could receive a stipend of up to $1,000 to attend these courses. The deadline to apply for the January institutes is December 2, 2013. For more details, please visit our website: http://www.american.edu/spa/ccps/benefactor.cfm
Happy first day back! CCPS hopes you enjoy your fall semester. Are you in need of some more credits? Please register for the workshops this semester:

The Art and Craft of Lobbying (GOVT524.001) Sept. 21 & Sept. 28
The Art and Craft of Lobbying (GOVT524.002) Oct. 5 & Oct. 12
Join us Monday April 8th at Noon as we present Alliance for Justice's newest film "Unequal Justice : The Relentless Rise of the 1% Court." This screening will be followed by a discussion between Dr. Thurber and Nan Aron, President of Alliance for Justice. Lunch will be served.
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