Notre Dame: The Trump Impeachment, A Panel Discussion

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Constitutional Studies: “The Trump Impeachment, A Panel Discussion”


The Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies and the Dean’s Fellows at the University of Notre Dame hosted a panel discussion on “The Trump Impeachment” on February 11. Panelists included JMC fellow Sarah Burns, Associate Professor of Political Science at Rochester Institute of Technology, Geoffrey Layman, Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 • 7:30 PM
Jenkins and Nanovic Halls, Room 1030 • University of Notre Dame

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Sarah BurnsSarah Burns is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research examines the intersection of political liberalization and American constitutional development with an eye toward policy implications for democratization across the globe. She has written on war powers, American foreign policy, democratic peace theory, elections, and Montesquieu’s constitutionalism.

Professor Burns is a JMC fellow.

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The Constitutional Studies Program, a JMC partner program, is a minor that seeks to educate students on constitutional governments and how they may be used to secure the common good. Thoughtful and educated citizens must possess certain virtues; they must understand and be able to implement, defend, and, if need be, reform constitutional institutions. By creating informed citizens, the program contributes to the University’s mission to pursue truth and to nurture a concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice.

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