101 - Understanding the Trump Presidency
Monday, February 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
David E. Lewis
USN - Room 3250 (Payne Library)
Description:Trying to separate fact from spin in the Trump Administration? Confused about how Americans can have such different views of the president? 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.