How Powerful is the U.S. President? | Lecture & discussion

When: 06.04.2017 - 18:00 - 20:00
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana

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Main image The Seal of the President of the United States

Using contemporary and historical examples, Professor John Gilmour will examine the scope of power of the U.S. presidency, to show how presidents assert themselves and how the U.S. Constitution provides for a separation of powers between the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government.

The program will be in English.

John B. Gilmour is a Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William & Mary, located in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is an expert in the American Congress and the presidency, and also in the federal budget. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1985, and has taught at Berkeley, UC San Diego, and Washington University in St. Louis, before moving to William & Mary in 1995. He is currently in Prague on a Fulbright grant, and is currently teaching two courses at Charles University.