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Thomas Mann

Political Scientist

Political scientist Thomas E. Mann is a Senior Fellow of Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution. He’s had a distinguished career as the Director of Government Studies at Brookings, and as the executive director of the American Political Science Association. Mann is a frequent lecturer on American politics and policy at many of the nation’s top universities. He has also conducted polls for congressional candidates, worked as a consultant to IBM and the Public Broadcasting Service, and was a chair of the Board of Overseers of the National Election Studies. Mann is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Some of Mann’s publications include: Unsafe at Any Margin: Interpreting Congressional Elections; The Permanent Campaign and Its Future; Inside the Campaign Finance Battle: Court Testimony on the New Reforms; and Party Lines: Competition, Partisanship and Congressional Redistricting. Along with Norman Ornstein he is the author of The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track and the newly updated, It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism.