Harvard’s Bipartisan Congressional Orientation Under Fire For Being Too Corporate
Instead of just sitting quietly, some of the new progressive members protested, calling out the confab’s corporate viewpoints.
Harvard’s orientation was done “in collaboration with” the conservative American Enterprise Institute and the nonpartisan foreign policy-focused Center for Strategic International Studies.
AEI and CSIS were not financial sponsors; Harvard funded the entire event. The two think tanks merely helped furnish the orientation’s panels with experts.
Still, there was no analogous partnership with a liberal group. The absence is especially striking since the overwhelming majority of new members of Congress are Democrats.
Progressive activists outside Congress and some new left-leaning freshmen within it were disappointed by the conference’s array of speakers and establishmentarian trappings.