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Sarah Binder, State of Democracy guest lecturer

The State of Congress: Looking Toward the Mid-Terms


Sarah Binder is a professor of political science at George Washington University and a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, specializing in Congress and legislative politics.

Her books include The Myth of Independence: How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve (with Mark Spindel), and Stalemate: Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock. Both books won the Richard F. Fenno Jr. Prize for the best book published in legislative politics in their respective years of publication, and The Myth of Independence won the Gladys Kammerer Award for the best book published that year on U.S. national policy. Her work has also appeared in the American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, and the American Journal of Political Science.

Binder was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a political science editor at The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog.

This lecture is generously funded by the Norman M. and Marsha Lee Berkman Fund.

October 21, 2022 | 4 p.m. EST | Maxwell Auditorium

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Russell Sage Foundation, 2021

Tax policy, American Politics

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Gadarian, professor of political science and senior research associate with the Campbell Institute, is the 3rd Maxwell faculty member to earn this prestigious research award in four years.

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