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One-Day Seminar: “Executive Power and the Constitution” hosted by Community School of Davidson (Davidson, NC)
March 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
One of the great challenges facing students of the presidency today has been to reconcile the extraordinary powers of the executive with democracy. This seminar will examine the major questions and controversies about executive power under the Constitution including the war power, the treaty power, and the power to issue executive orders. Most importantly, we will discuss whether those powers as they are exercised today are consistent with the Founder’s original understanding of the role of the Presidency and democratic politics, or if do they constitute a necessary departure from the Constitution. Participants will receive a Course Packet (electronically and hard copy) to prepare for the seminar and to use in their classrooms.