League of Women Voters Forum on Presidential Executive Powers

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Date(s) - October 28, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Harwich Community Center

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Cape Cod Area League of Women Voters Presents Forum on Executive Powers

Harwich – On Saturday, October 28, the League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area will present a special program on the timely topic of presidential Executive Power and the Constitution. The event will be held from 10 am – noon at the Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street, Harwich. Coffee at 9:30 am; admission is free. The public is invited.

Dr. Peter Ubertaccio, founding Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Stonehill College in Easton, and former Chair of the school’s Department of Political Science & International Studies, is the featured speaker. He is a respected media commentator on American politics and expert on constitutional law, political parties, and American political history.

The focus of the discussion will be the powers of the US presidency:

–        constitutional powers (those explicitly granted by the Constitution of the United States, such as serving as Commander in Chief of the armed forces).

–        delegated powers (those granted by Congress to help the president fulfill his duties).

–        inherent powers (such as emergency powers and executive orders).

As chief of the executive branch, each president throughout history has chosen his own way of managing the immense power at his disposal.

Dr. Ubertaccio will guide the discussion of how the current occupant of the White House has interpreted the job. Ubertaccio received a bachelor’s degree from The Catholic University of America and a Ph.D in politics from Brandeis University, and has taught at Stonehill since 2001. For more about Dr. Ubertaccio, visit http://www.stonehill.edu/directory/peter-ubertaccio/

About the League: The League of Women Voters is a 97-year-old national organization of women and men who work to provide voters with unbiased, nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process and the issues of the day. The League also speaks out on particular policies within the public domain.

For more information, visit http://www.lwvcapecod.org/ or http://www.facebook.com/LWVCCA

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