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Norman Ornstein to Deliver 2011 McCormick Society Lecture

Political scientist, author, and scholar Norman J. Ornstein will speak at a free public lecture, hosted by the J. Byron McCormick Society at the College of Law, on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at 5:00 p.m., in the Ares Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public and a reception will follow immediately after the lecture.

Norman Ornstein is one of the country’s best known observers of American political culture. A resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) for Public Policy Research, he writes a weekly column for Roll Call magazine and is an election analyst for CBS News. His many books include The Permanent Campaign and Its Future (AEI Press, 2000); the coauthored The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track; (Oxford University Press, 2006); and Vital Statistics on Congress 2008 (Brookings Institution Press, 2008). 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.

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.

Updated: 08/23/2011