An America and the World: Flashpoints
Free Lunch & Learn – Live and Online
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Steve Buckingham, a lawyer and mediator in Greenville, is particularly interested in the evolution of the rule of law, and how legal procedure was applied or abused at singular moments to shape the course of history. This is one of those historical moments. How will history judge our leaders? What powers are afforded to a president in times of crisis and do those moments of necessity set precedent that forever change the balance of power in a democracy?
William Lasser, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Clemson University and Director of Clemson’s Calhoun Honors College, received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on law and American politics, including The Limits of Judicial Power: The Supreme Court in American Politics (University of North Carolina Press) and Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal (Yale University Press). He has taught courses in constitutional law, American government, and political theory at Clemson for more than 35 years, and in 1993 was the recipient of Clemson’s Master Teacher Award.