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