Ivy Ideas Night - William Howell @ PianoForte Studios

Mon., December 11, 2017 | 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

PianoForte Studios
1335 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
United States

Let’s rewrite the Constitution — it’s old anyways. Easy, right?

Obviously it isn’t that simple, but if you ask Professor William Howell, maybe that’s not such a bad idea. Join us for an intriguing IVY Ideas Night on The Future of US Democracy to discuss the issues plaguing the United States as we imagine possibilities for a better path forward. 

As an expert on the the separation-of-powers and American political institutions, especially the presidency, Dr. Howell’s insights are invaluable for anyone hoping to learn more about our government and how to effect change on a wide scale. Throughout the evening, we’ll discuss how a document written in the late 1700s continues to dictate politics in 2017, and question to what extent polarization and hyper-partisanship are really to blame for the problems we as a country face today.

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About the Speaker

William Howell is the Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and a professor in the Department of Political Science and the College. He has written widely on separation-of-powers issues and American political institutions, especially the presidency. He currently is working on research projects on Obama's education initiatives, distributive politics, and the normative foundations of executive power.

Questions? Contact Harris Events.