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On Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 the second cohort of grantees in the Negotiating Agreement in Congress grants program gathered for a closed workshop at the SSRC headquarters in Brooklyn, NY.

The Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants are designed to open a robust field of research that explores various dimensions of political negotiation in the United States Congress. The grants seek to inspire a young cohort of researchers, with diverse backgrounds and expertise, to jointly address the challenges of political negotiation.

At this workshop, the second cohort of grantees assembled to present and discuss interim findings. The funded research topics included, but were not limited to: strategies employed by the Congressional Black Caucus to pass favorable legislation; an exploration into whether primary voters prefer moderate or extreme candidates; and a study of factors that make for effective party leadership.

For more information about our Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants initiative, please visit our website.