John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress
The John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at NYU Wagner is named in honor of NYU President Emeritus and former Member of Congress Dr. John Brademas. The mission of the Brademas Center is to increase the understanding of Congress—"the People's Branch" of government—its role in making policy; and its powers, processes, and responsibilities. The Center's bipartisan work is aimed at scholars, students, current and future public servants, and the public. The Center conducts research, teaches and holds public outreach events—such as symposia and conferences—and hosts policy addresses by members of Congress. The Center's programming aims to explore issues and problems of the legislative branch from new perspectives. As a part of NYU Wagner, the Center strives to help the next generation of public service leaders develop a deeper understanding of how and why Congress makes decisions.
The activities of the Brademas Center are supported by a grant directed by the U.S. Congress as well as by private contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations.