Congress to Campus 2016

Congress to Campus returns to the RAI on Thursday 3 March 2016.

This day-long event – organised in association with the US Association of Former Members of Congress and the Eccles Centre at the British Library – brings bipartisan pairs of former Members of Congress to the Institute and is at the centre of the RAI’s programme to bring its research and the study of the United States to wider public audiences.

This year's event brings to Oxford former members Ken Kramer (R-Colorado, 1979-87) and Larry LaRocco (D-Idaho, 1991-95). For information about attending, please email


9.30-10.00 Registration for schools
10.00 ‘The Inside Story’ from Congressional perspectives. 
Former Members of Congress The Hon. Ken Kramer (R-Colorado) and The Hon. Larry LaRocco (D-Idaho) will provide students with insights into the American political system through sharing their real-life experiences as candidates and office holders. Q&A.
11.15 Refreshments break
11.30 ‘American Politics in 2016’ 
The former Members of Congress are joined by Professor Lisa Miller (Winant Professor of American Government) and Professor Philip Davies (Eccles Centre, British Library) to discuss the current American political scene in anticipation of the 2016 elections, partisan polarization, and disputes over immigration, healthcare and energy policy. 
12.45 Buffet Lunch
Opportunity for students to talk informally to the former Members of Congress and to US politics academics
14.00 Close