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Faculty Scholarships

The 2011 J. Byron McCormick Lecture


Norman J. Ornstein

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

for Public Policy Research

"Broken Government: Where Do We Go From Here?"

 Watch the Lecture


Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Time: 5:00 to 6:00 PM

Location: Ares Auditorium - Room 164

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

1201 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85719


Reception to follow in the Snell & Wilmer Courtyard.


This event is free and open to the public, though space is limited. Priority seating is available for members if the McCormick Society, invited guests, and law students with confirmed reservations. Please RSVP here.


Political scientist, author, and scholar Norman J. Ornstein will speak at a free public lecture, hosted by the J. Byron McCormick Society at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law.


Norman J. Ornstein is one of the country's best known observers of American political culture.  A resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, he also serves as an election analyst for CBS News and writes a weekly column called "Congress Inside Out" for Roll Call newspaper. He has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and other major publications, and regularly appears on television programs like The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Nightline, and Charlie Rose.


His many books include The Permanent Campaign and Its Future; Intensive Care: How Congress Shapes Health Policy, both with Thomas E. Mann; and Debt and Taxes: How America Got Into Its Budget Mess and What to Do About It, with John H. Makin. The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, co-authored with Thomas E. Mann, was published in August 2006 by Oxford University Press, with an updated edition in August 2008.  It was picked both by The Washington Post and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as one of the best books of 2006.


His extensive experience in public service includes co-directing AEI's Election Reform Project, serving as a Senior Counselor to the Continuity of Government Commission, directing the Campaign Finance Reform Working Group, and advising the Pew Research Center for People and the Press. (A detailed biography is available at: www.aei.org)


The J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs was formed to honor the memory of J. Byron McCormick, who served the State of Arizona as President of the University of Arizona, as Dean of the University's College of Law, and as an advisor to the Arizona Board of Regents. Members of the McCormick Society foster dialogue about the critical issues of our time through this annual public lecture. The Society welcomes membership applications from any interested community member. Please contact The James E. Rogers College of Law Advancement Office at 520-621-8430 for details. For more information on Norman Ornstein and the McCormick Lecture, please click here to visit our website.


Updated: 10/19/2011