Sunday 18 October 2009
The Center on Congress at Indiana University
Lee Hamilton was a much respected Congressman from Indiana - who continues to play an important role in public affairs. He was vice-chairman of the 9/11 Commission and serves on the Homeland Security Advisory Council which is part of the Executive Office of the President. He is also the Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
With the then President of Indiana University, Dr Myles Brand - he helped established the Center on Congress at Indiana University. Its central mission is to help improve the public's understanding of Congress and to improve civic engagement, especially among our young people, as a way to strengthen our basic institutions of government.
There are some superb resources available through the Center's website. I have been particularly impressed by their "E-Learning Activities" There are also some excellent videos. Lee Hamilton also writes a useful column about Congress.