Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Harvard Partners With 3 Think Tanks for Congressional Training Program

Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP) recently announced that it will be partnering with three prominent think tanks - Brookings Institution, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) - to host the 21st Bipartisan Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress, a biennial conference to prepare new US House members for their congressional duties.

Here is more from IOP:
The IOP hosts the conference every two years to help educate participants, elected in November, on public policy and the day-to-day issues of being a member of Congress. Founded in 1972, the conference has helped educate and prepare almost 700 representatives.
This year, the IOP will work with the Brookings Institution, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in addition to its previous partner, the Congressional Institute, to design a curriculum for the conference.
The political ideologies of the selected think tanks range from liberal to conservative. The think tanks were chosen to appeal to congressional representatives from both sides of the aisle, according to Christian B. Flynn, director of conferences and special projects at the IOP.

This year's program is scheduled to take place December 2 to December 5 at Harvard's IOP.  The program is by invitation only and is off-the-record and closed to the press.

More about the program can be found here, including a list of attendees and past speakers.