The Office of the Presidency: Pass/Fail - February 17, 2011

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February 17, 2011
Thursday

The Office of the Presidency: Pass/Fail
Today we examine “How Do Presidents Succeed—and Fail?”  The topic is part of an upcoming symposium at Colonial Williamsburg this week.  Allan Nevins Professor of American History at Columbia University, Dr. Alan Brinkley will join us to talk about presidential power, how presidents use it, and how much they rely on principles and how much they rely on contingencies.  We'll also be joined by Dr. John Gilmour, Professor of Government and Associate Director of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William & Mary.

The Chautauqua Institution, Colonial Williamsburg and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture present "Storm on the Horizon: Slavery, Disunion and the Roots of the Civil War" February 18-19 at the Williamsburg Lodge.

Scheduled Guest:
Dr. Alan Brinkley
- Allan Nevins Professor of American History at Columbia University
Dr. John Gilmour - Professor of Government and Associate Director of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William & Mary

Link:
www.history.org/storm
www.wm.edu/as/government

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