The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies participates annually in Congress Week—an initiative of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress. The goal of Congress Week is to foster public interest in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, promote appreciation for the inner workings of Congress and its role in a representative democracy while also bolstering wider engagement in American civic and political life.
The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies is a founding member of the ACSC.
For questions about Congress Week, contact Dr. Ashton Ellett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-542-6793.
Past Congress Week Lectures
2018: Julian E. Zelizer, New York University, “Congressional Ethics in the Age of Partisan Warfare”
2019: Heather Cox Richardson, Boston College, “Government Shutdowns and Partisan Risk: What We Can Learn from the Forgotten Debacle of 1879”
2020: Postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic
2021: Tamar Hallerman, Senior Reporter and Former Congressional Correspondent, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
2022: U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
2023: Loch K. Johnson, Regents Professor Emeritus of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia, "Congress and the Decline of Democracy in the United States"