The Richard B. Russell Library’s annual Civic Knowledge, Civic Power series will be held April 15-22. The program seeks to bolster civic knowledge on campus and in the community by highlighting the critical role Congress plays in American politics and government.
Open to the public, the series features lectures and discussions led by political science faculty in the School of Public and International Affairs. On April 15, Anthony Madonna will discuss the origins and evolution of the National Emergencies Act of 1976 at 11 a.m. in Room 277 of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. On April 17, Audrey Haynes will explore how public opinion shapes the presidential impeachment process at noon in Room 277 of the special collections libraries. Jamie Monogan will conclude the series on April 22 at noon in Room 277 of the special collections libraries by highlighting the current state of U.S. immigration policy.
The keynote lecture will be given by Heather Cox Richardson, a professor of history at Boston College. Her lecture, “Government Shutdowns and Partisan Risk: What We Can Learn from the Forgotten Debacle of 1879,” will take place April 18 at 4 p.m. the auditorium of the special collections libraries. Richardson will probe the partisan nature of recent federal government shutdowns by recounting the nation’s first government shutdown. A reception will follow the lecture.
The Civic Knowledge, Civic Power series coincides with national Congress Week, an initiative sponsored and promoted by the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress.
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