Panel 2: Leadership in a Polarized Congress

Reforming Congress? Ethics, Accountability and Leadership in the Contemporary Congress

The 2021 Travers Conference will bring together experts from around the country to assess proposals to reform Congress. There is an active bipartisan effort underway in Washington, D.C., to consider potential reforms of a Congress that is commonly perceived to be falling short on the tasks delegated to it by the Constitution. The conference will engage these reform efforts with a particular focus on issues of ethics, accountability and leadership.

Panel 2: Leadership in a Polarized Congress

This panel will focus on issues of congressional leadership. It will address the broad question of whether leadership is possible both within and across parties in today's Congress.

Moderator: David Brady (Stanford University) 
Ruth Bloch Rubin (University of Chicago)
Danielle Thomsen (UC Irvine)
Vanessa Tyson (Scripps College)


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