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Analysis of US Presidential Powers

Course Number: 84-338

This course will explore the evolution of presidential power and the underlying theories that support the expansion of the executive branch in contemporary politics. Some of the topics that will be covered include - emergency powers, presidential immunity, the "Steel Seizure” case, the pardon power, the Iran-Contra scandal and impeachment. Given that this is an election year having a fuller understanding of the President’s potential power is fundamental for the next office holder.  

Academic Year: 2024-2025
Semester(s): Fall, Mini 2
Units: 6
Location(s): Washington, DC

Fall 2024, Mini 2 (A2)
Professor Harvey Rishikof
5:30-8:20 PM
Washington, DC

This course is only available to students participating in the CMU/WSP.