103 - Understanding the Trump Presidency
Monday, February 10, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
David E. Lewis
USN - Gordon Multi-Purpose Room
Description:Trying to separate fact from spin in the Trump Administration? Confused about how Americans can have such different views of the president? Curious about impeachment and the 2020 election? Join USN parent and Vanderbilt political scientist DAVID E. LEWIS for a discussion of current presidential politics. Lewis, the former Chair of the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt, will attempt to situate Trump presidency in American history and explain similarities and differences between President Trump and his predecessors. Lewis is an expert on the presidency, executive branch politics, and public administration. He is the author of two books, Presidents and the Politics of Agency Design (Stanford University Press, 2003) and The Politics of Presidential Appointments: Political Control and Bureaucratic Performance (Princeton University Press, 2008). His work has been featured in outlets such as the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, and Washington Post. He is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and has earned numerous research and teaching awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching.