The Constitution and the Presidency

The Constitution and the Presidency
4 sessions • 8 hours

The Constitutional Convention debated the powers of the presidency, with George Washington setting the standard for limited presidential power. As Congressional war powers eroded and rule by executive order increased, we saw the emergence of a more imperial presidency, including cases for impeachment and the eventual passing of the 25th Amendment. Is it possible to restore the Founders ideal of separation of powers and checks and balances?

Please Note: This presentation will be delivered remotely by the instructor.  You will meet with your fellow participants in H203 in the Student Center (H Building) to see and interact with the instructor through the use of Skype technology. Learn about Skype >>

Instructor: Jeffrey Steinberg
Jeffrey Steinberg is both an analyst and practitioner of U.S. national security policy. He has been an investigative journalist for more than 40 years, serving since 1986 on the editorial board of a weekly publication, Executive Intelligence Review, and writing for a range of international newsletters and magazines; and has also participated in various advisory capacities for U.S. government officials on a wide range of national security issues, from strategic defense policy, to the war on terrorism, to the war on illegal narcotics, to the economic dimensions of national security. He has lectured internationally on issues related to national security. Steinberg is the author and/or co-author of hundreds of articles and special reports on a wide range of national security issues, current affairs, and history.

The Constitution and the Presidency
ILR972 • 5-Digit Number: 19366
Wednesdays • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • 3/4 – 3/25
Student Center (H Building) • Room H203
Tuition: $22 | Fee: $72 | Total: $94
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only