Dec 20, 2000 -


Upcoming Event

Government’s Greatest Achievements of the Past Half Century

Wednesday, December 20 -
The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

The Brookings Institution invites you to a discussion about Paul C. Light’s new report, “Government’s Greatest Achievements of the Past Half Century.” The report, based on a survey of 450 history and political science professors, ranks the federal government’s 50 greatest endeavors, considering difficulty, importance, and degree of success.

Paul C. Light is vice president and director of Governmental Studies at the Brookings Institution. He will be joined by Daniel Schorr, senior news analyst at National Public Radio, and E.J. Dionne, Jr., senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and columnist for the Washington Post. They will discuss why some of these government endeavors succeeded and others failed, and will draw lessons for future policymakers.