What will be the relationship with Republican Congress? What will be the impact on foreign policy? Join a discussion with Czech political scientists, journalists, American Studies experts, and economists.
The panel will include:
· ALEXANDR VONDRA, Center for Transatlantic Relations. · JIŘÍ SCHNEIDER, Prague Security Studies Institute · KATEŘINA ŠAFAŘÍKOVÁ, reporter, Lidové noviny · KRYŠTOF KOZÁK, Department of American Studies, FSV UK
When President Obama addresses leaders of the U.S. federal government he will be fulfilling a constitutional obligation and following a long-standing tradition of American presidents.
The U.S. Constitution requires that the president report to Congress “from time to time” on the “State of the Union.” This constitutional requirement has evolved into the president’s annual State of the Union address, which now serves several purposes. The speech reports on the condition of the United States both domestically and internationally, recommends a legislative agenda for the coming year and gives the president the opportunity to personally convey his vision for the nation.