Congress & the President at War: Checks or Imbalance?

August 01, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am

Congress has long been criticized for abdicating its war powers' responsibilities to the president. Is this still the case, and if so, why?  Does Congress tend to push back more after a war has drug on for a long time and does this reflect the war weariness of the public?  These just are some of the questioins this panel will explore.

In this event, co-sponsored with the National Capital Area Political Science Association, the Honorable Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) is joined by Stephen M. Griffin, professor at Tulane University and author of Long Wars & the Constitution; and Elisabeth Bumiller, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times.

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Robert S. Litwak // Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations and Director, International Security Studies
  • Donald Wolfensberger // Senior Scholar
    Former Director, The Congress Project, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.; Former Staff Director, House Rules Committee.
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