WATCH: Race & Political Representation Inside & Outside of Congress
On March 31, 2022, Alan Wiseman, Co-Director of the Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL) moderated a discussion at Vanderbilt University where a distinguished group of panelists explored how those advocating for underrepresented groups have made progress inside and outside of Congress. The panel included Michael Eric Dyson, Centennial Chair and University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and University Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University; Michael Minta, professor of political science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; and U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D – DC). In addition, Congresswoman Norton – recognized by CEL as being amoung the top-10 most effective Democratic Lawmakers in the U.S. House for each Congress in the past 10 years – was asked what it takes to be a successful legislator as part of our “Conversations with Effective Lawmakers” Series.
View the discussion below: