The McDonald Center for America’s Founding Principles: “The Crisis Presidency and the Constitution”
On November 1, 2021, the McDonald Center for America’s Founding Principles at Mercer University, will be hosting JMC faculty partner and board member Benjamin Kleinerman (Baylor) for a discussion of the presidency and the Constitution.
Monday, November 1, 2021 • 4:00 PM EDT
Presidents Dining Room, University Center • Mercer University
Benjamin Kleinerman is the RW Morrison Professor of Political Science at Baylor University. He is also editor of The Constitutionalist and on the Board of Directors of the Jack Miller Center. Professor Kleinerman received his B.A. at Kenyon College in Political Science and his Ph.D. at Michigan State University in Political Science. Kleinerman was the founding Chair of the American Political Thought section of APSA. His research focuses mostly on presidential power in relation to the separation of powers. He has published articles on this subject in Perspectives on Politics, APSR, and several edited volumes, including Nomos and The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Professor Kleinerman’s first book, The Discretionary President: The Promise and Peril of Executive Power, was published by the University Press of Kansas and he is currently working on a book titled The Crisis Presidency. Professor Kleinerman teaches classes on American political thought and political institutions.
Professor Kleinerman is a JMC board member and faculty partner.
The McDonald Center for America’s Founding Principles at Mercer University exists to supplement the university’s excellent liberal arts program with a redoubled commitment to the foundational texts and ideas which have shaped Western Civilization and the American political order. This focus on the core texts of the Western tradition helps to revitalize a cross-centuries dialogue about citizenship, human rights, and political, economic, and religious freedom, thereby deepening the moral imagination and fostering civic and cultural literacy. Guided by James Madison’s maxim that “a well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people,” the McDonald Center exists to promote the study of the great texts and ideas that have shaped our regime and fostered liberal learning.
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