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The Andrus Center Presents “The State of the Presidency”

State of the Presidency


A conference on the U.S. Presidency, featuring leading
presidential scholars from across the nation

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (Check-in)
8:15 a.m. (Conference Begins)


*Registration will close on February 27th at 3 p.m.

      Some of the nation’s most prominent presidential scholars will convene on the Boise State University campus on February 28 to participate in a day-long conference on “The State of the Presidency.”

Sponsored by the Andrus Center for Public Policy, conference participants will
deliver lectures, engage in panel discussions and share views with audience members through vigorous question and answer sessions.

     The conference begins at 8:15 a.m. and concludes with an evening lecture beginning at 7:00 p.m. Admission price for the full day includes lunch. There will be a $25 fee for the general public and a $10 for interested faculty and students. Teachers can attend the entire event for free.

     "These scholars are recipients of the some of the nation’s most prestigious
academic awards, including writing, teaching and civic honors, and enjoy international reputations for their work and influence,” said David Gray Adler, Cecil Andrus Professor of Public Affairs at BSU, where he serves as Director of the Andrus Center.

     “Collectively, they have authored more than 150 books, more than 2,000
scholarly articles, papers and book chapters, along with hundreds of magazine articles and op-ed pieces. Much of their work has been characterized as 'definitive' and 'authoritative' and recognized as classics in the field,” Adler noted.

     “After a contentious presidential campaign and amid much debate about the
scope of presidential power and what constitutes effective leadership, this discussion could not be more timely.”

 Conference participants include:

  • Thomas E. Cronin, McHugh Professor of American Institutions, Colorado College
  • Louis Fisher, Scholar in Residence, Constitution Project
  • Nancy Kassop, Chair, Department of Political Science, New York State University-New Paltz
  • Robert Spitzer, Distinguished Service Professor, New York State University-Cortland
  • Richard Pious, Ochs Professor, Barnard College and Columbia University
  • Caroline Heldman, Chair, Department of Politics, Occidental College
  • David Gray Adler, Cecil D. Andrus Professor of Public Affairs, Director, Andrus Center for Public Policy
  • Michael Genovese, Loyola Chair of Leadership Studies, Loyola Marymount University
The Simplot Grand Ballroom - BSU Student Union Building 

1700 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83725


Inquiries by email:
sraney@boisestate.edu (Suzan Raney) and davidadler@boisestate.edu (David Adler)

Inquiries by phone:
208-426-3784 (Suzan Raney) and 208-426-3777 (David Adler)

Cost (Includes Buffet Lunch):
General Public: $25*
Faculty and Students:  $10*
Teachers: Free*

*Advanced registration is required for all who attend the conference, to help obtain an accurate lunch count.


Authors will be available for book signing.

Register Now!

*Registration will close on February 27th at 3 p.m.