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E. J. Dionne

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, February 12, 2017/Nationally, February 15, 2015

E.J. Dionne writes about politics in a twice-weekly column for the Washington Post and on the PostPartisan blog. He is also a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, a government professor at Georgetown University and a frequent commentator on politics for National Public Radio, ABC’s This Week and MSNBC. Before joining the Washington Post in 1990 as a political reporter, Dionne spent 14 years at the New York Times. He is the author of six books: Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism-From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond (2016), Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent (2012), Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith & Politics After the Religious Right (2008), Stand Up Fight Back: Republican Toughs, Democratic Wimps, and the Politics of Revenge (2004), They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate The Next Political Era (1996), and Why Americans Hate Politics (1991), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award nominee.  A book signing will follow his appearance.

Gary FreemanTamar Jacoby

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, February 19, 2017/Nationally, February 22, 2017

Gary Freeman is professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin where he specializes in the politics of immigration, comparative social policy, and politics in western democracies. He is currently editing a Handbook on Migration and Social Policy (Elgar, 2016). He has published four books, Immigrant Labor and Racial Conflict in Industrial Societies (1979), Nations of Immigrants: Australia, the United States, and International Migration (1992)(edited with James Jupp), Immigration and Security (2009)(edited with Terri Givens, and David Leal), Immigration and Public Opinion (2013, edited with Randall Hansen and David Leal). Prof. Freeman has also held Fellowships from the German Marshall Fund and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Tamar Jacoby is president and CEO of ImmigrationWorks USA, a national federation of small business owners working to advance better immigration law. A former journalist and author, Jacoby was a senior writer and justice editor at Newsweek and, before that, the deputy editor of The New York Times op-ed page. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard and Foreign Affairs, among other publications. She is the author of Someone Else’s House: America’s Unfinished Struggle for Integration, and editor of Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means To Be American.


The Executive Power to Amend the Constitution

Saikrishna Prakash

February 1, 2017, 3:30PM

Saikrishna Prakash

Saikrishna Prakash is the James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. His scholarship focuses on separation of powers, particularly executive powers. Among Prakash’s articles are “50 States, 50 Attorneys General and 50 Approaches to the Duty to Defend,” published in the Yale Law Journal; “The Imbecilic Executive,” published in the Virginia Law Review; and “The Sweeping Domestic War Powers of Congress,” published in the Michigan Law Review. He is the author of Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive.

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Historical Presidency: The 2016 Historical Presidency series will examine the transition from the campaign trail to the Oval Office and executive leadership during a president’s crucial first year. Learn more in the Historical Presidency brochure (PDF).

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