Does the Presidency Need Reform?

Part of the "Renewing the Republic" series, presented in partnership with the National Constitution Center.

As part of their ongoing conversations about how to restore the guardrails of American democracy, the National Constitution Center and the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University present a conversation exploring the role of the president in our constitutional system. Experts Jessica Bulman-Pozen, law professor at Columbia Law School; Saikrishna Prakash, law professor and author of The Living Presidency: An Originalist Argument Against Its Ever-Expanding Powers; and Stephen Skowronek, political scientist at Yale University, discuss the original conception of presidential power and its expansion over time, and provide their take on what reforms, if any, may be necessary. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

This program part of the Renewing the Republic series, presented in partnership with the National Constitution Center’s Restoring the Guardrails of Democracy initiative and made possible with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and Mike and Jackie Bezos.