Last year marked the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) third anniversary. While still a relatively young organization, BPC is helping to shape policy debates on a wide-range of issues. In 2010, we released major reports on reducing the nation’s debt, guarding against the evolving terrorist threat and developing consensus on key energy policies. We also laid the groundwork for major initiatives in health, energy, and nutrition, ensuring BPC will sustain its substantive contribution to the national debate for years to come.
The Democracy Project, a new effort led by BPC Senior Fellow and former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, former Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and AOL co-founder Steve Case is moving beyond well-intentioned rhetoric to identify specific ways to help our government operate more effectively. Its work will dovetail with BPC’s existing programs to promote bipartisanship, like Bridge-Builder Breakfasts and our annual political summit in New Orleans.