Presidential Powers
The Bonnie and Richard Reiss Lecture in Constitutional History and Law
Bob Bauer, Charlie Savage, Lisa Monaco (moderator)
Wed, October 16th, 2019 | 6:30 pm
(Members $32)

Note: This event is sold out



How have Presidential powers helped or harmed the balance of power in our country, and what has been their effect on our democracy? Are there certain presidents who have abused their presidential powers or used them more effectively? Join leading experts as they discuss the controversies surrounding this issue both historically and today.   

Bob Bauer is professor of practice and distinguished scholar in residence at NYU School of Law and co-director of NYU’s Legislative and Regulatory Process Clinic. He previously served as White House counsel to President Obama. Charlie Savage is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and a Washington correspondent for the New York Times. Lisa Monaco (moderator) is a distinguished senior fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law and served as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism in the Obama White House.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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