*This event is by invitation only.
This three-day symposium will explore the evolving nature of executive power and what it takes to lead the most powerful office in the world. What were the intentions of the founding fathers in establishing a strong executive branch, the first republic to do so in history? How has executive power expanded and contracted through pivotal times in US history and what are the implications? What characteristics and strategies are needed to adeptly lead as the US president? Can we predict performance in the White House based on what we see during campaign season? These questions and more will be the basis of this symposium moderated by presidential historian and American University Professor, Dr. Allan Lichtman, and Harvard Professor of Political Philosophy, Dr. Harvey Mansfield.
Evening opening reception followed by three half-day sessions.