3 DEC 2015 [Temple ICAS Event] The US Congress: A conversation with Jodi Schneider

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December 3, 2015
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Political History / Studies
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Venue: Temple University Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 2F
(access: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps/tokyo.html)
Speaker: Jodi Schneider, Editor with Bloomberg News
Moderator:Robert Dujarric, Director of ICAS
Admission: Free. Open to public
Language: English
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The resignation of House of Representative Speaker Boehner and the election of Rep. Ryan as the new Speaker highlighted the volatility of US Congressional politics.​ With a job rating approval of 13% by the American public, but with most incumbents re-elected, Congress is a study in contrast.​ ​As an institution with a significant impact on US foreign and trade policy, its politics matter not only to Americans.​ ​TPP, the Defense Department Budget, approval of nominations to senior positions, all depend heavily on Congress.
To help us better understand Congress, we will have a conversation with Jodi Schneider of Bloomberg News followed by a Q&A session with the audience.


Jodi Schneider is an editor with Bloomberg News. She came in late September 2015 to Tokyo, where for the next year she will be an editor on Bloomberg's Asia Economy team, helping oversee coverage of the Bank of Japan, economic indicators and macro-economic policy in the region. She has been an editor at Bloomberg since 2010, primarily leading the team that covers the US Congress and tax policy.

She has been an editor and news manager in Washington for 20 years, mostly handling coverage of the US Congress and politics, as well as business and finance. Before Bloomberg, she worked for publications including The Washington Post, US News and World Report and Congressional Quarterly. Schneider has been active in journalism organizations and is co-chair of the Fourth Estate Committee at the National Press Club in Washington and is a past president and active member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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Robert Dujarric, Director
Kyle Cleveland, Associate Director
Eriko Kawaguchi, Senior Coordinator
Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies
Temple University, Japan Campus
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