David Brady, Professor of Political Science & Leadership Values and Deputy Director, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, took part in a Q & A seminar hosted by the Grattan Institute. His knowledge comes from a breadth of areas including public policy, women's movement and internet voting; making him well equipped to discuss political polarisation, and what Australia can learn from the United States.

Professor Brady's research focuses on the American Congress, the party system, and public policy. He has also written on Internet voting, the women's movement, regulation of the nuclear industry, apportionment, the Supreme Court handling of abortion, and Korean and Japanese politics. He presently heads a joint project between the Brookings Institution and the Hoover Institution on Polarization in American Politics.

This event was kindly hosted by Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Professor Brady's visit to Australia was supported by the United States Studies Centre.