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Maya Kornberg

Lead Researcher, Inter-Parliamentary Union
Chapter Member: New York City SSN

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About Maya

Kornberg is a legislative studies specialist. Her research, writing, teaching and public sector work focuses on civic engagement and democratic governance. She is currently lead author and lead researcher of the global parliamentary report, a joint project of the United Nations Development Program and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. The project explores how to strengthen the relationship between parliaments and the citizens they represent. My PhD, which I am now turning into a book, explores US congressional committees as a source of legislative learning. She has previously held positions at NYU’s Govlab, American University, and Public Agenda.

In the News

"Rethinking Civic Engagement To Regain Trust," Maya Kornberg, Fulcrum, November 29, 2021.
"You Can Take a Congressperson Outta Washington," Maya Kornberg, Committees and Caucuses, Legbranch.org Blog,
Interview on 2018 American midterm elections Maya Kornberg, BBC Newsday, November 7, 2018.
"Plenty of Congressional Hearings Are Not Circuses. Here’s How We Know.," Maya Kornberg, Monkey Cage/Analysis, The Washington Post, August 14, 2018.
"Israel is Politically Unstable and That Threatens its National Security," Maya Kornberg, Home | Opinion, Haaretz, May 26, 2015.

Publications

"The Leadership as a Spoiler" (with Roee Kibrik ), in Spoiling and Coping with Spoilers, edited by Galia Golan and Gilead Sher (Indiana University Press, 2019), 30-57.

Looks at the political leadership itself as a spoiler in the peace negotiations in which it takes part, and we shall focus on spoiling activity during the negotiation phase before an agreement is signed. Assumes that there is a dividing line between the leadership in negotiations and spoilers outside of it is too narrow.