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The Living Presidency: From the Founding to Today
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George F. Will joins Saikrishna Prakash, professor of law at the University of Virginia, for a conversation on Prakash's new book, "The Living Presidency: An Originalist Argument against Its Ever-Expanding Powers." They will explore the expansion of presidential power from the founding era to today; provide their take on what, if any, constraints there may be on executive power; and whether originalism can provide a solution. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

May 27, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Saikrishna Prakash
James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and Paul G. Mahoney Research Professor of Law @University of Virginia Law School
Saikrishna Prakash’s scholarship focuses on separation of powers, particularly executive powers. He is the author of "The Living Presidency: An Originalist Argument Against Its Ever-Expanding Powers" and “Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive.” At the request of Democrats and Republicans, he has testified before Congress on matters of presidential removal, the Mueller Report and how Congress might better check the presidency. He is currently a Miller Center Senior Fellow and a member of the National Constitution Center’s Madisonian Commission.
George F. Will
Columnist on politics and domestic and foreign affairs
George F. Will writes a twice-weekly column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs for The Washington Post. He began his column with The Post in 1974, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1977. He is also a regular contributor to MSNBC and NBC News. His books include, "The Conservative Sensibility," “One Man’s America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation,” “Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy,” “Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball,” “The New Season: A Spectator’s Guide to the 1988 Election,” and “Statecraft as Soulcraft.”
Jeffrey Rosen
President and CEO @National Constitution Center
Jeffrey Rosen is the president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization devoted to educating the public about the U.S. Constitution. Rosen is also professor of law at The George Washington University Law School and a contributing editor of The Atlantic.