December 4, 2020

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The Former Members of Congress and The John Brademas Center of New York University invited guests to this afternoon virtual roundtable, "Student Panel Discussion: Moving the Country Forward After 2020." This program was moderated by The Honorable Christopher Shays (R-CT, 1987-2009), and featured student panelists included Alyssa Caver, Sophomore, University of Texas at Austin, Madeline Hart, Sophomore, Georgetown University, Sabrina Rosell, Graduate Student, Florida International University, Laura Shaw, Senior, Dominican University, and Gabriel Vasconcellos, First Year, New York University.

This program was open to everyone. Registration was required in order to receive the Zoom log in details. Please note that this webinar was recorded. 


Christopher Shays

The Honorable Christopher Shays

The Honorable Christopher Shays, Representative of Connecticut’s 4th District from 1987 to 2009

Congressman Christopher Shays was a Member of the Connecticut Legislature for 13 years, and a Member of the U.S. Congress for 21 years. He is a leader among centrist Republicans with fiscally conservative, socially moderate views, and has been nationally recognized for bipartisan leadership. As a senior member he served the House Budget Committee as Vice-Chair, Government Reform and Oversight Committee as Vice-Chair, Financial Services Committee, and Homeland Security Committee, and was Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee. He has traveledto Iraq 21 times meeting with troops, Iraqi people, and their leaders.

Alyssa Caver, Sophomore, University of Texas at Austin

Alyssa Caver

Madeline Hart

Madeline Hart

Sabrina Rosell

Sabrina Rosell

Laura Shaw

Laura Shaw

Gabriel Vasconcellos

Gabriel Vasconcellos

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FMC, the Association of Former Members of Congress is a bipartisan, nonprofit, voluntary alliance of former United States Senators and Representatives, standing for America’s Constitutional system. FMC works to strengthen the Congress in the conduct of its Constitutional responsibility through promoting a collaborative approach to policy making. FMC seeks to deepen the understanding of our democratic system, domestically and internationally, and to engage the citizenry through civic education about Congress and public service.