Presidential power to be talk topic March 30

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - A lecture on presidential power will take place March 30 at Gettysburg College.

The 7 p.m. lecture, "Presidential power in war and emergencies: How much is too much?," by James Todd will take place in Pennsylvania Hall's third-floor Lyceum. The event is free and open to the public.

Todd is a professor at the University of Virginia. A 1965 Gettysburg College graduate, Todd earned a J.D. from the University of Georgia in 1969, M.A from the University of Georgia in 1971 and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1993. Todd has taught political science for nearly 40 years. He was senior lecturer in the political science department and faculty fellow at the University of Arizona from 1986 to 2007. Prior to teaching, Todd worked in the Proceedings, Policy Review Office and Rail Services Planning Office of the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington, D.C. Todd is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, United States Supreme Court Bar, United States Supreme Court Historical Society and American Civil Liberties Union.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

By: Lawrese Brown, class of 2010

 

Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2009

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