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State of Democracy Lecture: Prof. Corey Brettschneider

Maxwell Auditorium, Maxwell Hall

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Corey Brettschneider is a Professor of Political Science at Brown University. In honor of Constitution Day on September 17th, we have invited Prof. Brettschneider to discuss his new book, "The Oath and The Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents." Can the president launch a nuclear attack without congressional approval? Can states legally resist a president’s executive order? Brettschneider dives deep into the U.S. Constitution to answer questions that Americans are asking more than ever before, and breathes new life into the Constitution’s articles and amendments, stressing its key principles and illustrating their relevance to our lives today. A reception will follow, and this lecture is open to the public. The State of Democracy Lecture Series is coordinated by the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. For additional information or requests please call 315-443-5850 or 9707, or email Sunju Raybeck at You may also visit the web page at



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We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.