Late-Breaking Plenary: Constitutional Separation of Powers: Why the Past Matters

Sunday, January 5, 2020: 8:30 PM-9:30 PM
Mercury Ballroom (New York Hilton, Third Floor)
Jeremi Suri, University of Texas at Austin
Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard University
Julian Zelizer, Princeton University and CNN
Maggie Blackhawk, University of Pennsylvania
Akhil Reed Amar, Yale University

This plenary session will offer a historical perspective on a major issue in national governance to be determined in the weeks preceding the AHA annual meeting, pending breaking events.

Session Abstract

How has the practice of separation of powers evolved in our political system? How do historical knowledge and memory affect the current challenges and controversies surrounding the separation of powers (including controversies over executive privilege, impeachment, etc.)?
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