U.S. Constitution scholar David Gray Adler, director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho, will be the featured speaker and discussion leader for “Holding Government Accountable.” The event is free and the public is invited to an evening of civic participation in a non-partisan discussion that explores the Constitution, the responsibilities of the media, and the role of the American citizenry.
The evening is made possible by the Idaho Humanities Council and the Coeur d’Alene Press, and is free and open to the public.
“The issue of governmental accountability is nothing new to
citizenry,” Adler says. “But recent events — security fears in the wake of
9/11, three wars, rising deficits, a high and prolonged jobless rate, and a
sluggish economy — have spiked Americans’ frustration, resentment, and anger
towards Washington. My presentation will offer an historical overview of some
underlying issues that have absorbed the energies of concerned citizens,
focusing on constitutional issues and theories of representation conducive to
Adler hopes to allow plenty of time for audience Q & A. The presentation is part of a series of programs the Idaho Humanities Council is sponsoring around the state of Idaho.
The author of numerous books and articles on
Constitution and the American
Presidency, Adler has lectured internationally.
In 2010, after 25 years of teaching at , he accepted Idaho State
University the challenge to direct the
University of Idaho McClure Center. He’s a frequent commentator on political
matters for Idaho Public Television, KTVB-TV in Boise,
and newspapers and o ther media
outlets throughout .
Over Idaho the years, he has worked
teachers exploring Idaho the Constitution,
the history of the Supreme Court, and the
many o ther topics and themes.
This presentation is funded by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, a nonprofit organization that serves as the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Information: David Townsend, Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 208-769-2315 Ext. 426, email@example.com.