President-Elect Gormley’s Book at Center of ‘C-SPAN2’ Broadcast

Duquesne University President-Elect Ken Gormley's recently published book The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History will be the focus of a C-SPAN2 broadcast at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 19.

The book discussion, The Presidents and the Constitution, features a panel hosted by the National Constitution Center featuring Gormley as well as:

  • Barbara Perry, co-chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs
  • Kenneth Starr, professor of law at Baylor University
  • Panel moderator Michael Gerhardt, professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Together, the panelists examine how each president has related to the Constitution and how their respective tenures have affected the document. 

Each of the panelists contributed chapters on a specific president to Gormley's book: Perry on John F. Kennedy, Starr on Ronald Reagan and Gerhardt on Barack Obama.

Gormley wrote the chapter on Bill Clinton as well as other chapters and served as editor for the entire volume.

The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History was published by NYU Press.

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