Can We Put Guardrails on the Presidency?

Can we put guardrails on the presidency to stop another Trump?

Jack Goldsmith is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and co-founder of Lawfare. Goldsmith, the author of AFTER TRUMP: RECONSTRUCTING THE PRESIDENCY, examines legislative tools for providing guardrails on the norms that Donald Trump routinely violated. During his tenure as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice under George W. Bush, Goldsmith reversed past rulings of the Office of Legal Counsel allowing for harsh interrogation during the Iraq War. Goldsmith routinely opposed positions on harsh interrogation supported by Vice President Dick Cheney.

The Fielding Center for Presidential Leadership Study promotes the study and analysis of presidential leadership for undergraduates and emphasizes the value of governmental service and civic engagement.

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Thursday, March 25 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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Eisenhower Institute, Political Science Department, Public Policy Department
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