Glenn Nye and Joshua Graham Lynn to Headline Luncheon on Thursday, June 20th


How can the United States puncture the partisan gridlock that has hampered government, stymied necessary compromise, and contaminated civil discourse? How can we move beyond the partisan divides that have come to dominate our political and civic landscape?

On Thursday, June 20, the Hon. Glenn C. Nye III, the president and CEO of the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress in Washington, D.C., will discuss “Breaking the Gridlock: Reforming Our Broken Political System” at the annual luncheon of the National Institute of Social Sciences. The luncheon will be held at the Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street in Manhattan, beginning at noon.

The Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress is a nonpartisan think tank that educates future public policy leaders and serves as an honest broker among the White House, Congress and the private sector. Mr. Nye has long championed structural reforms to enhance the effectiveness of government and civility among citizens.

Glen Nye & Joshua Graham Lynn

Prior to joining the CSPC, Mr. Nye served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Virginia’s Second Congressional District from 2009-2011. He served on the Armed Services, Veterans, and Small Business Committees and ranked among the top-10 most independent voting members.

He will be joined at the lunch by Joshua Graham Lynn, co-founder of Represent.Us, a movement of independents, progressives, and conservatives that pursues federal reform through action in the states. Represent.Us seeks to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections.

The National Institute of Social Sciences has hosted discussion luncheons on in New York since 1990. Recent luncheon speakers have included Kent Barwick, Nicholas Christakis, Philippe de Montebello, and William J. vandal Heuvel.

This event is sponsored in part by generous support from TEMPO Strategic and by Michelle Larsen at Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

The luncheon is open to the public. Anyone may purchase tickets online at the following link.

Please address inquiries to Timothy Cross, Executive Director, at 347.261.4579 or

About the National Institute of Social Sciences
Established in 1912, the National Institute of Social Sciences ( is a voluntary association of public-spirited citizens who believe the social sciences offer broad and valuable insights into issues of urgent and lasting concern. The National Institute sponsors speeches, discussions, and events that encourage balanced, non-partisan debate and discussion; celebrates distinguished Americans and world leaders who have contributed at the highest level to the welfare and improvement of society; and provides financial support to emerging scholars who are doing doctoral research in the social sciences.

This post has been updated to reflect Joshua Graham Lynn’s participation at the luncheon.