Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Library Program to Examine State of the Presidency

Director of Andrus Center at BSU,  David Adler, speaking at library
 The American presidency and how it fares is the subject of a presentation by a noted constitutional scholar on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
Dr. David Adler, director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University, will speak on “The State of the Presidency: Constitutional and Political Challenges,” in the Community Room at the library, 702 E. Front Ave., in a free public affairs program sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Press, the Idaho Humanities Council, and the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.

Adler holds an appointment as the Cecil Andrus Professor of Public Affairs at BSU and formerly served as James A. McClure Professor and Director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho. At UofI he held a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the College of Law, in which he taught courses on the Constitution and the Supreme Court.
Previously he was Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at Idaho State University.  A recipient of teaching, civic and writing awards, Adler has published in the leading journals of his field, and has lectured nationally and internationally on the Constitution and presidential power, including talks at more than 35 colleges and universities. 
The author of more than 100 scholarly articles, essays and book chapters, his books include:  the two-volume work, “American Constitutional Law;” “ The Constitution and the Conduct of American Foreign Policy;” “ The Presidency and the Law:  The Clinton Legacy;” and “The Constitution and the Termination of Treaties.”
Forthcoming books include “Presidential Power and the Constitution,” and “The Steel Seizure Case.”
Known for their nonpartisan nature, his scholarly writings have been reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, widely cited by political scientists, historians and law professors, and invoked by both Republicans and Democrats serving in all three branches of government.
Adler has consulted with members of Congress from both parties on a variety of constitutional issues, including impeachment, the war power and treaty termination.  He is completing a book on holding government accountable.
A frequent commentator on state and national events,  Adler’s lectures have aired on C-Span, and he has done scores of interviews with, among others, reporters from the New York Times, Washington Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, National Review, Fox News, NPR, NBC, CNN and the BBC. 
The recipient of the 2010 Idaho Humanities Council’s, “Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities Award,” Adler has served as a member of the board of directors of various academic, corporate and civic organizations. 
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.

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