Mason Professor Briefs Parliament on ‘Obama’s Problems’

Posted: July 24, 2013 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: July 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm

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By Buzz McClain

Jeremy Mayer. Creative Services photo

Jeremy Mayer. Creative Services photo

George Mason University School of Public Policy professor Jeremy Mayer last week presented members of Britain’s Houses of Parliament in London with a briefing titled “Obama’s Problems…and Ours.” Mayer was the guest of the British-American Parliamentary Group, a bilateral, all-party group of 655 members of Parliament and the House of Lords and chaired by the prime minister.

The object of the group is to promote relations and understanding among members of the U.S. Congress and Parliament. Mayer also addresses visiting MPs each summer when they visit Washington, D.C., at the request of the State Department.

Mayer’s presentation, delivered at Westminster a few days before the royal birth, was followed by a question and answer period in which the members asked for details as to how President Obama is dealing with domestic and international current events. Mayer explained presidential obstacles, the Tea Party’s influence, the filibuster controversy, immigration reform and what issues to watch for in coming months.

Mayer teaches courses in American foreign policy, media politics and policies, national policy systems, introduction to public policy and statistics.

Write to Robin Herron at rherron@gmu.edu

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