News - 2018

Monday, Jul 9, 2018

Charles Cameron and Jonathan Kastellec discuss the proliferation of policy litmus tests for Supreme Court nominees in this Mischiefs of Faction piece for Vox:  The litmus test for a Supreme Court nominee: Republican Party...

Monday, Jun 25, 2018

Paul Frymer's book, Building an American Empire, has won the 2018 J. David Greenstone Book Prize, Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association, and has been named the winner of the 2018 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship, Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.

Monday, Jun 25, 2018

In early May, CSDP hosted a large conference that brought prominent journalists and policymakers together with leading academics to the Woodrow Wilson School to address the state of the U.S. Presidency in 2018. These participants addressed the question of the "U.S.

Monday, Jun 25, 2018

Lauren Wright, lecturer in politics and public affairs and CSDP affiliate, penned an OpEd in The Washington Post on "...

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Workshop on the Presidency and the Administrative State, organized by Kenneth Lowande (2017-2018 CSDP Fellow) along with Professors Brandice Canes-Wrone, Charles Cameron, and Nolan McCarty, brought scholars together to discuss their research in this very timely policy area. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics hosted the 115th Congress Stennis Congressional Staff Fellows in a series of roundtable sessions on April 20-21, 2018. These roundtables addressed the theme of Meeting the Legislative Branch Leadership Challenge in an Era of Mistrust, Disinformation, and Miscommunication.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Lauren Wright was interviewed in the Atlantic (The Gender Trap of Being First Lady) and appeared on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon and on...

Friday, Apr 27, 2018

First ladies are unpaid and unelected — and often used for political gain. So are they fair game? Lauren Wright shares her perspective for the Washington Post.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018

Daniel Q. Gillion, 2017-2018 CSDP Visiting Scholar and Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt Presidential Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, which will support his work on The Loud Minority: Why Protests Matter in American Democracy

Monday, Apr 23, 2018

The Boston Globe featured an interview with Thomas Ogorzalek about his book, The cities on the hill: How urban institutions transformed national politics, about to be released by Oxford University Press in early...