USC Price School of Public Policy

Branching Out

Branching Out: Policy Leadership and Legislative Relations under Reagan

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 — 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
USC Davidson Conference Center

Ronald Reagan once remarked, “I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress” (qtd. In Beckmann, 2010, pg1). Ronald Reagan’s time in office highlights critical and enduring questions about the limits of presidential agency, the challenges of agenda setting, and the nature and function of legislative engagement.


Jack H. Knott     Jack H. Knott
    C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Dean and Professor
    School of Policy, Planning, and Development
    University of Southern California


Matthew Beckmann     Matthew Beckmann
    Associate Professor, Political Science
    School of Social Sciences
    University of California Irvine

George Edwards     George Edwards
    Distinguished Professor of Political Science
    George and Julia Blucher Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies
    Texas A&M University

Karen Hult     Karen Hult
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityy

Jim Perry     Jim Perry
    Chancellor’s Professor
    School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
    Indiana University-Bloomington