Fixing Congress Panel Discussion

Date: 

Friday, January 30, 2015, 4:10pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, 5th floor of the Taubman Building, HKS campus

Flag and Capitol

Panel discussion with former U.S. Representative Bill Delahunt and HKS faculty to identify solutions for solving congressional dysfunction with reception to follow.

The Ash Center invites you to a kickoff panel for its weekend #Hack4Congress “Not for Technologist” hackathon. Panelists will address key structural problems that undermine the efficacy of Congress and explore solutions for improving the lawmaking process; facilitating cross-partisan dialogue; modernizing congressional participation; closing the representation and trust gaps; and reforming campaign finance.

Panelists include:

  • Archon Fung, Academic Dean and Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy & Citizenship, Harvard Kennedy School (Moderator)

  • Bill Delahunt, Former U.S. Representative (D-MA)

  • David King, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

  • Maggie McKinley, Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School