Diana Kasdan is Director of Foundation Relations where she leads all aspects of foundation fundraising strategy for the Brennan Center. Immediately prior to becoming the Director of Foundation Relations, Ms. Kasdan served as senior counsel for the Center’s Democracy Program where she focused on improving our systems of democracy by enhancing political participation, preventing voter disenfranchisement and countering government dysfunction and gridlock. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Ms. Kasdan was a senior staff attorney at the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union. Ms. Kasdan holds a B.A. in political science from Washington University and graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law where she served as a notes editor for the NYU Law Review. Following law school, Ms. Kasdan clerked for the Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Select Publications and Commentary
- A New Year's Resolution for the Senate: Fix the Filibuster, ACS Blog (12/19/12)
- Curbing Filibuster Abuse (11/16/12)
- Voting Law Changes: Election Update (10/28/12)
- The Nearly Non-Citizen Purges, Huffington Post (09/14/12)
- State Restrictions on Voter Registration Drives (8/21/12)
- New Michigan bills can make it harder to register to vote, The Detroit News (6/8/2012)