President Trump has announced that the government will reopen for three weeks, as negotiations continue to bring a lasting solution to the longest partial shutdown in U.S. history.
Can the president and a politically divided Congress reach a deal that meets his demand for border wall funding? What’s the economic impact of a ‘temporary’ reopening -- will the economy bounce back if there’s still a risk of another shutdown? And how will the shutdown aftereffects sway voters as the 2020 presidential election heats up?
Political science professors Meena Bose, Craig Burnett, Richard Himelfarb and Rosanna Perotti and economics professor Herman Berliner can provide expert commentary about what to watch for in the coming months.
Meena Bose Professor of Political Science
MEENA BOSE is Executive Dean of Hofstra University’s Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs
Richard Himelfarb Professor of Political Science
Professor Himelfarb's scholarly interests and expertise include health care policy (Affordable Care Act), Congress and the presidency.
Rosanna Perotti Professor, Department of Political Science
Professor Perotti's expertise is in American politics, including Congress, elections and political parties.
Craig Burnett Associate Professor of Political Science
Professor Burnett's research focuses on state and local government, urban politics, political behavior, and electoral institutions
Herman Berliner Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor of Economics
Dr. Berliner is focused on increasing and promoting global business programs, student entrepreneurship, and other experiential learning.