The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions presents:
William Howell, Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and professor, Department of Political Science and the College: “Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy.”
Contemporary politics is full of jeremiads warning that the runaway expansion of presidential power threatens the very fabric of American democracy. But might a strengthened presidency be part of a solution, rather than the root cause of America’s institutional malaise? This is the focus of a talk with guest speaker William G. Howell being cosponsored by the Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions and the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies.
William Howell has written widely on separation-of-powers issues and American political institutions, especially the presidency. He currently is working on research projects on Obama’s education initiatives, distributive politics, and the normative foundations of executive power.