President Trump: Challenges and Opportunities
Join our all-star panel as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of the new Trump presidency. What will Republican dominance in Washington mean for Congressional-presidential relations? What will become of the Trump agenda? What economic policy changes might we see in the months ahead? What will the new Trump presidency mean for the judiciary and the place of the Supreme Court in American public life?
This event is the first in the McConnell Center's "Promises & Perils of the American Presidency" spring lecture series. All events are free and open to the public; no RSVP required.
- Gary Gregg, PhD, has been the Mitch McConnell Chair in Leadership and director of the McConnell Center since 2000. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Presidential Republic, Patriot Sage: George Washington and the American Political Tradition and Securing Democracy: Why We Have an Electoral College.
- Jasmine Farrier, PhD, is a political science professor at the University of Louisville, where she teaches courses on all three branches of the U.S. government. Her latest book project, tentatively titled “Constitutional Dysfunction on Trial,” considers inter-branch lawsuits, separation of powers and constitutional law. She won a best paper award at the 2016 American Political Science Association and multiple distinguished service awards from UofL in 2015. She is also the author of Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority (University Press of Kentucky, 2010).
- Laura Moyer, PhD, is an associate professor of political science at the University of Louisville, where her research focuses on the study of judicial behavior. With Susan Haire, she recently published Diversity Matters: Judicial Policy Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals (University of Virginia Press, 2015), and she is currently at work on a project examining the impact of President Barack Obama's appointments to the federal bench.
- Stephan Gohmann, PhD, has been a UofL faculty member in the College of Business’ economics department since 1988. He became the BB&T Professor of Free Enterprise in 2009 and director of the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise in 2015. His research focuses on entrepreneurship, health economics, information technology acceptance and the economics of beer.
Monday, January 23 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
2215 S. 3rd Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40208