Constitutional Studies Program: “The Second Trump Impeachment“
On February 3, 2021, the Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame, a JMC partner program, and The Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier will be holding a virtual discussion with board member Benjamin Kleinerman, faculty partner Jeffrey Tulis, and John Yoo on the possibility of a second presidential impeachment in 2021.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 12:45 PM, EST
A virtual lecture through Zoom
Free and open to the public.
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.
Jeffrey Tulis is a Professor at the University of Texas, Austin. His interests bridge the fields of political theory and American politics, including more specifically, American political development, constitutional theory, political philosophy and the American presidency. He has served as President of the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association. He received the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Texas. His most recent book (co-authored with Nicole Mellow) is Legacies of Losing in American Politics (Chicago, 2018).
Professor Tulis is a JMC faculty partner.
John Yoo is the Emanuel Heller Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He also directs the Korea Law Center, the California Constitution Center, and the Law School’s Program in Public Law and Policy. An expert on executive power and the Constitution, his most recent books include Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War (Encounter, 2017) (with Jeremy Rabkin) and Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare (Oxford University Press, 2014).
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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