For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
August 23, 2018 – King’s College will host a nonpartisan panel discussion on the limits and scope of presidential power as the topic of its annual Constitution Day lecture to be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, in the Burke Auditorium. Sponsored by King’s McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, the panel discussion is free and open to the public.
The panel, titled, “The Scope and Limits of Presidential Power: A Nonpartisan Discussion,” will feature political science professors Dr. Beth Admiraal of King’s, Dr. Thomas Baldino of Wilkes University, and constitutional law professor and lawyer Dr. Michael Moreland of Villanova University.
The lecture will focus on the constitutional constraints on presidential power in the U.S. political system, particularly how U.S. presidents have interpreted their constitutional powers. There will also be discussion of the U.S. system of checks and balances, with a comparison of other country’s political structures, including impeachment powers and processes.
Admiraal is a professor of political science at King’s. A past recipient of the Hon. Max and Tillie Rosenn Award for Faculty Excellence, she served as a faculty co-leader for a study abroad experience to Eastern Europe, titled “Identity and Place in Slavic Cultures.” In addition to her teaching experience, she writes on issues of nation and religion in the post-Soviet world. She is currently the book review editor for “Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe.”
Baldino is a professor of political science at Wilkes. He has served as interim dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as chairperson of the political science department and division of social sciences. His teaching and research interests include legislative politics, parties and elections, and Pennsylvania government and politics. He serves as a faculty associate to the Legislative Office of Research Liaison of the PA House of Representatives and as the associate editor of “Commonwealth,” the journal of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association.
Moreland was appointed University Professor of Law and Religion and Director of the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy at Villanova University in 2017. A renowned scholar of constitutional law, torts, bioethics, and religious freedom, he is frequently sought for commentary at national and international conferences, in the media, and before Congress. He has published articles in leading legal, public policy and medical journals. Most recently he was a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame and the Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.
The Burke Auditorium is located in the William G. McGowan School of Business on North River Street. Parking will be available in on-campus lots. For more information, contact Dr. Bernard Prusak, director of the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5689 or e-mail BernardPrusak@kings.edu.
Dr. Beth Admiraal of King’s College and Dr. Thomas Baldino of Wilkes University and constitutional law professor and lawyer Dr. Michael Moreland will participate in a panel discussion on the limits and scope of presidential power during the Constitution Day Event at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, at King’s College.