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State of Democracy Lecture

Maxwell Auditorium

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Can Politics Be Fixed?

In recent books, Thomas Mann and Ira Shapiro have decried the dysfunction in various aspects of our national political system. And it seems as though things have only become worse since they wrote. With a particular focus on Congress, the two authors--Mann a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and Shapiro a former senior Senate staffer and member of the Clinton administration--consider the roots of the problem, and why we might be poised for a revival.

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.