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Alumni-Faculty Forum: U.S. Politics: Divided We Stand

May 26, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

U.S. Politics Divided We Stand

Location:  Neuroscience Institute – A32



Charles M. Cameron *88
Professor of Politics and Public Affairs



Glenn F. Ivey ’83
Congressman, Maryland

Danielle Allen ’93
Director, Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics; James Bryant Conant University Professor, Harvard University

Taleeb Noormohamed ’98
Member of Parliament, Government of Canada 

Jennifer Epstein ’08
Reporter, Bloomberg News



Charles M. Cameron *88
Professor of Politics and Public Affairs

Charles Cameron specializes in the analysis of political institutions, particularly courts and law, the American presidency, and legislatures. The author of many articles in leading journals of political science and law and economics, he is the author of “Veto Bargaining: Presidents and the Politics of Negative Power” and co-author, with John Kastellec, of “Making the Supreme Court: The Politics of Appointments 1930-2020.” The former won the American Political Science Association’s Fenno Prize for best book in legislative studies and its William Riker Award for best book in political economy. In addition, he is the co-editor of “Accountability Reconsidered: Voters, Interests and Information in U.S. Policy Making.” A member of the Princeton faculty since 2004, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014.



Glenn F. Ivey ’83
Congressman Glenn Ivey is an attorney who served on Capitol Hill as chief counsel to the Senate majority leader, as counsel to Senator Paul Sarbanes during the Whitewater investigations, chief majority counsel to the Senate Banking Committee and on the staff of Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). He also worked for U.S. Attorney Eric Holder as an assistant U.S. Attorney, and as chair of Maryland’s Public Service Commission. He was twice elected as State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, where he worked with the Obama Administration to cut crime. Ivey resides in Prince George’s County with his wife, Jolene, a County Council member. Ivey is a graduate of Princeton University (A.B. 1983) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 1986).

Danielle Allen ’93
Danielle Allen is a professor of public policy, politics, and ethics at Harvard University, and founder and president of Partners In Democracy, which works to renovate the institutions of our democracy at the state and local level to achieve full inclusion, responsiveness and resilience. She is a seasoned nonprofit leader, democracy advocate, distinguished author, and mom. Allen’s work to make the world better for young people has taken her from teaching college and leading a $60 million university division to driving change at the helm of a $6 billion foundation, writing for the Washington Post, advocating for cannabis legalization, democracy reform and civic education, and most recently, to running for governor of Massachusetts. Her many books include the widely acclaimed “Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality,” “Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.,” “Democracy in the Time of Coronavirus,” and “Justice by Means of Democracy.”

Taleeb Noormohamed ’98
Taleeb Noormohamed was elected to Canada’s Parliament in 2021, becoming the first-ever Muslim elected to Parliament from British Columbia. He serves as Chair of the Pacific Caucus of the Government as well as a member of the Standing Committee for Public Safety and National Security. Before his election, Noormohamed was a successful tech entrepreneur, serving as the CEO of, a senior executive at VRBO (now Expedia), and Chief Growth Officer of Farfetch.  He was named to Vancouver’s top 40 under 40, and UBM’s CEO of the Year. Taleeb was also Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Prior to the Olympics, Taleeb was a senior leader in the Canadian Government, working on National Security related matters. He is a dedicated community leader, serving on the boards of Covenant House, the Confederation Centre for the Arts in Charlottetown, Dalhousie’s MacEachen Institute of Public Policy, and the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. His volunteer work focuses on diversity and inclusion, refugee resettlement, and education. He has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, among other awards. Taleeb completed his AB summa cum laude at Princeton, his Master’s at Harvard, and attended Oxford as a Commonwealth Scholar for his Doctoral studies. He lives between Ottawa and Vancouver with his partner, Michelle, their son, Daniel and their Labradoodle, Noodle.

Jennifer Epstein ’08
Jennifer Epstein is a reporter covering wealth and real estate at Bloomberg News in New York. For more than a decade she was a top national political correspondent, reporting on three White Houses and four presidential elections. She has broken news on a wide range of subjects, from Joe Biden’s tax proposals to Barack Obama’s post-presidency plans. She traveled extensively on Air Force One and with candidates, domestically and internationally. Before joining Bloomberg in 2015, she spent four years at Politico, and previously worked at Time Magazine and Inside Higher Ed. During college, she spent most of her time writing and editing for the Daily Princetonian.


May 26, 2023
10:30 am - 11:45 am
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