Nearly 300 people, including several classes of local high school students, packed the Student Center Theater for a panel discussion on political gridlock in Washington featuring former Sen. Alfonse D’Amato, Newsday Editoral Page Editor Rita Ciolli and former Democratic presidential candidate Howard B. Dean III, who is a senior presidential fellow at the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency.
The panel, Does Washington Still Work? Challenges of Policy Making for the White House and Congress, was sponsored by the Kalikow Center, the National Center for Suburban Studies and the Hofstra Cultural Center. It was moderated by Dr. Meena Bose, director of the Kalikow Center, and Lawrence Levy, executive dean of the suburban studies center.