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The US Congress: A conversation with Jodi Schneider

Thursday, December 3, 2015   19:30 - 21:00

Speaker:
  • Jodi Schneider (Editor with Bloomberg News)

The resignation of House of Representative Speaker Boehner and the election of Rep. Ryan as the new Speaker highlighted the volatility of US Congressional politics.  With a job rating approval of 13% by the American public, but with most incumbents re-elected, Congress is a study in contrast.   As an institution with a significant impact on US foreign and trade policy, its politics matter not only to Americans. TPP, the Defense Department Budget, approval of nominations to senior positions, all depend heavily on Congress.

To help us better understand Congress, we will have a conversation with Jodi Schneider of Bloomberg News followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Date & Time:
Thursday, December 3, 2015   19:30 - 21:00 (Doors open at 19:00)
Venue:
2F, Azabu Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Moderator:
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Registration:
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Speaker:

Jodi Schneider

Editor with Bloomberg News

Jodi Schneider is an editor with Bloomberg News. She came in late September 2015 to Tokyo, where for the next year she will be an editor on Bloomberg’s Asia Economy team, helping oversee coverage of the Bank of Japan, economic indicators and macro-economic policy in the region. She has been an editor at Bloomberg since 2010, primarily leading the team that covers the US Congress and tax policy.

She has been an editor and news manager in Washington for 20 years, mostly handling coverage of the US Congress and politics, as well as business and finance. Before Bloomberg, she worked for publications including The Washington Post, US News and World Report and Congressional Quarterly. Schneider has been active in journalism organizations and is co-chair of the Fourth Estate Committee at the National Press Club in Washington and is a past president and active member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.