Presidential Powers and the Constitution
The Bonnie and Richard Reiss Lecture in Constitutional History and Law
Philip C. Bobbitt, Trevor W. Morrison, Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
Thu, January 11th, 2018 | 6:30 pm
(Members $32)

Note: This event is sold out



The scope of Presidential powers has been vehemently contested in recent years, but what are the historical and constitutional origins of executive power? Join leading legal experts as they uncover how the role of the U.S. president has been both expanded and constrained throughout American history. 

Philip C. Bobbitt is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia University and Director of the Center for National Security at Columbia Law School. Trevor W. Morrison is Dean and Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law of New York University School of Law. Akhil Reed Amar (moderator) is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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