New Congress, New Politics

Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
January 12, 2023 - 12:00 pm CST
- 1:00 pm
Virtual event
A panel of political scientist will discuss policy and politics of the newly elected Congress.

A New Congress is sworn in on January 3, 2023 with a profound change: Republicans are in the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. What will be the consequences for domestic and foreign policy and politics? A terrific panel featuring Sarah Binder, Kathryn Pearson, and Michael Minta will explore.


Speaker Bios:

Sarah Binder is senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and professor of political science at George Washington University, where she specializes in Congress and legislative politics. Binder received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota in 1995 and B.A. from Yale University in 1986. She joined Brookings in 1995 and George Washington University in 1999. Between 1986 and 1990, she served as legislative aide and press secretary to Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-Indiana).

Michael Minta is an associate professor in Political Science at the University of Minnesota. He is one of the country’s leading experts in the study of the political representation of African American, Latino, and women interests in the United States. His book, Oversight: Representing Black and Latino Interests in Congress is a valuable guide that scholars, political leaders, and the legal community consult when assessing whether diversity in legislatures improves responsiveness to minority interests.

Kathryn Pearson is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, specializing in American politics. Her research focuses on the United States Congress, congressional elections, political parties, and women and politics.

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