Analyst Norman Ornstein to speak on political dysfunction Oct. 2

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Analyst Norman Ornstein to speak on political dysfunction Oct. 2

 

The speech is this year’s Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy

 

(Chapel Hill, N.C.—Sept. 15, 2014) – Political analyst Norman Ornstein will discuss “Coping with Dysfunction: How Can the American Political System Emerge from its Morass?” Oct. 2 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Ornstein will deliver the 2014 Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy at 5:30 p.m. in Gerrard Hall. The annual Lambeth Lecture is open to the public and honors the former executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

 

Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, is a long-time observer and scholar of Congress and politics, who writes the weekly “Washington Inside Out“ column for National Journal and The Atlantic. For 30 years, he was an election eve analyst for CBS News; in 2012, he was a principal on-air election eve analyst for BBC News.

 

Ornstein led a working group of scholars and practitioners that helped shape the McCain-Feingold campaign financing reform law. His 2012 book, “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism,” was a New York Times bestseller. Foreign Policy magazine named Ornstein one of 2012’s 100 Top Global Thinkers.

 

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Public policy contact: Molly Smith, (919) 962-1600, mcfowler@email.unc.edu

College of Arts and Sciences contact: Kim Spurr, (919) 962-4093, spurrk@email.unc.edu