The inaugural Bill Green Lecture.
Featuring: Ronald Brownstein, political director of Atlantic Media Group (publisher of The Atlantic, National Journal, CongressDaily and The Hotline), and author of The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America (Penguin Press, 2007)
The lecture was followed by a panel discussion with: Jenny Backus, Democratic consultant (unaffiliated in the 2008 presidential race) David Chalian, political director of ABC News David Greenberg, professor of history at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
The Bill Green Lecture Series memorializes Bill Green (1929–2002), who represented the East Side of Manhattan in Congress from 1978 to 1992. Rep. Green, a Republican, was an independent thinker who frequently crossed the aisle to collaborate on critical issues such as the environment, urban policy, and affordable housing. He served as a trustee of The New School and a board member of Milano. This lecture series, which pays tribute to his deep commitment to bipartisanship, is generously funded by the Taconic Foundation, on whose board he also served.