RICHARD A. ARENBERG is Clarence Adams and Rachel Adams Visiting Professor of the Practice of Political Science and a Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs at Brown University. He is the author of Congressional Procedure: A Practical Guide to the Legislative Process in the U.S. Congress (TheCapitol.Net). He previously taught at Northeastern University and Suffolk University. He worked for Sens. Paul Tsongas (D-MA), Carl Levin (D-MI), and Majority Leader George Mitchell (D-ME) for 34 years. He served on the Senate Iran-Contra Committee in 1987.
Arenberg is co-author of the award-winning, Defending the Filibuster: Soul of the Senate, named “Book of the Year in Political Science” by Foreword Reviews in 2012. A second edition was published in 2014. The U.S. Senate Historical Office published “Richard A. Arenberg: Oral History Interviews” in 2011.
He serves on the Board of Directors of Social Security Works and the Social Security Education Fund, and he is a Senior Congressional Fellow at the Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership. He is an affiliate at the Taubman Center for American Politics & Policy. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Providence Journal, Politico, and The Boston Globe. He is a Contributor at Newsmax and The Hill.
Arenberg holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston University.