Future of the American Presidency

The panel talked about the governing methods of previous presidential administrations and postulated on the potential methods of President… read more

The panel talked about the governing methods of previous presidential administrations and postulated on the potential methods of President Obama.

William Howell talked about the balance of power, specifically in war powers. George Edwards talked about the vertical and horizontal mobilization of political activists, specifically President Obama’s use of popular technology. Brandice Canes-Wrone talked about the restraints of President Obama’s ability to shift negative public opinion into favorable views. Jeffrey Tulis talked about the likelihood of President Obama being successful as a transformational president. The panel answered questions from the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • George C. Edwards III Distinguished Professor Texas A. and M. University (College Station, TX)->Political Science
  • Gene Healy Vice President Cato Institute
  • Hugh Heclo Professor George Mason University->Public Affairs
  • William G. Howell Associate Professor University of Chicago->Political Science Department
  • Stephen Skowronek Professor Yale University->Political Science
  • Robert J. Spitzer Distinguished Professor State University of New York, Cortland->Political Science Department
  • Jeffrey K. Tulis Associate Professor University of Texas at Austin->Department of Government
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Future of the American Presidency

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Program ID:
283894-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 16, 2009
Last Aired:
Dec 26, 2009

Airing Details

  • Feb 16, 2009 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 17, 2009 | 12:54am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 25, 2009 | 3:43pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 26, 2009 | 5:39am EST | C-SPAN 3
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