Gridlock: Bridging the Partisan Divide

Dean Ben Vinson III and Professor Sarah Binder
June 17, 2014

Gridlock. It’s a word that evokes images of frustration and paralysis. For Congress, gridlock has increasingly become business-as-usual. Partisanship and deep ideological polarization have stymied efforts to find compromise and solve the nation’s most pressing problems.

In a video conversation with Dean Ben Vinson of GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Sarah Binder, professor of political science at Columbian College and a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, discusses the gridlock dilemma. She specializes in the study of Congress, political parties and the causes and consequences of legislative gridlock.

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2016 Celebration: Graduate and Doctoral Ceremony

On Friday, May 13, 2016, Columbian College graduate students were recognized for their achievement in the arts and sciences as they completed their master's and doctoral degrees.

2016 Celebration: Graduate and Doctoral Ceremony

On Friday, May 13, 2016, Columbian College graduate students were recognized for their achievement in the arts and sciences as they completed their master's and doctoral degrees.