Join President of the Alturas Institute, author and scholar, Dr. David Adler, for a talk on the limits of Presidential Power. Many commentators have discussed at length the broad authority exercised by American Presidents. Taking a different tack, this talk explores the constitutional and statutory limits imposed on the scope of presidential power. Adler will focus on some of the subjects that dominate page one news and make headlines, including war making, executive privilege, impeachment, judicial review, national security and foreign affairs, as well as President Trump’s invocation of statutory authority to declare a national emergency on our nation’s southern border.
A frequent commentator on state and national events, Dr. Adler’s lectures have aired on C-Span, and he has done interviews with reporters from the New York Times, Washington Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, National Review, The Nation Magazine, Mother Jones, Fox News, NPR, NBC, CNN and the BBC. Adler has served as a member of the Board of Directors of various academic, corporate and civic organizations, and is a founding member of the City Club of Idaho Falls. He earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.